Although it is suggested that those recovering from addiction not date for their first year of recovery, dating will happen eventually. When it does, those first dates can be awkward. Some feel that it is harder to loosen up and get rid of first date jitters without alcohol. However, that is no reason to give up on your sober living in New Jersey.
What’s So Great About Sober First Dates?
If there is anything we learn from first dates it’s that they set the tone for the rest of the (potential) relationship. Therefore, sober first dates for someone overcoming addiction are incredibly important. While this may make you even more nervous, realize the opportunity this gives you and your sobriety.
Being sober on a first date can give the assurance that you are being yourself. In turn, this means your dates accepts you for who you truly are. Moreover, getting the fact that you are sober out of the way on the first date gives you a better chance at maintaining the sobriety you worked so hard for. There won’t be any drama about being sober brought up later. Additionally, your date can know what to expect from you in the future, should you continue seeing one another. Better still, being honest upfront gives your date the ability to show respect for your decisions and lifestyle right away. However, if it turns out they pass judgment for your choices, then the sooner you can kick them to the curb.
Are You Looking for Support with Sober Living in New Jersey?
If you or someone you know needs help getting sober or finding sober living accommodations, contact the Discovery Institute. We are a New Jersey rehab facility with treatment programs for addiction and various therapy options, no matter where you are on your journey toward lifelong recovery.