Because alcoholism is a chronic condition, dating and relationships should be conducted in the context of the individual's recovery, a personal and unique process.People in programs such as Alcoholic Anonymous are encouraged not to date or otherwise pursue relationships until they have achieved one year of sobriety.
Facing uncharted dating territory without your usual liquid courage can increase your risk for relapse.
It is intended to deliver an Alateen message to the many young people who are on Facebook.
It is not a place for members to share their program with each other and with others, which would violate our Tradition of anonymity.
How did he know that I was obsessed with solving other people's problems while my own life was a scalding-hot mess?
In a 12-step meeting for codependence, I once heard a man say, "In this program, we are pathologically thoughtful and obsess over other people's problems to avoid our own." I got a pit in my stomach because I felt like he had been reading my journal.