I am dating a recovering alcoholic
I've had three serious relationships in my life, and two of them were with drug addicts.
Dating became a daily juggling act between love and drugs, between happiness and utter devastation.
There is a reason addicts continue attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings and therapy sessions; dealing with addiction is a lifelong battle.
Even if they swear they're clean, trusting them completely is going to take time.
Dating a drug addict, as with dating anyone, comes with pros and cons.
Drug addicts, even if they have been clean for months or years, are difficult to trust.
Smoking cigarettes, exercising or having sex are popular stand-ins.
But beginning a serious relationship can be another substitute.
Recovering addicts are (hopefully) going to meetings and therapy sessions regularly.