Bless your little heart for finding a way and a place that will help you to not get completely wasted every day, but just because you managed to put down what was destroying you, it doesn't put you on some higher level than the rest of us who have managed to live our lives and cope without that mechanism in the first place. I think I'm just going to be frank with him about my concerns. Is it wise to form a more intimate connection with an ex-addict or alcoholic, no matter how dramatically they appear to have turned their lives around?
Mark Airs via Getty Images 2. You can a prince to date or marriage? If friends and family members can learn about this disease , it does help to give them a better understanding of what their loved one has lived through. Substance abuse is a disease and relapse is a reality that may happen to your or to your partner. The friends will have to adapt to a new, sober lifestyle for the recovering addict.