The psychiatrist patiently explained what the alcohol was doing to my body. That night I took myself alone and scared to my first AA meeting. But being rigourously honest from the start, and adopting the 12 steps completely into my life, and learning how to live properly all over again saved my life. I'm a totally re-created and brand new woman who loves this life very much. I'm just curious about whether or not there are any 12 step type programs that don't involve so much of the religious stuff that AA seems to?
That’s one of the main upsides to dating somebody who’s also sober.
Looking back, I was sort of following that rule, but I should have done it much sooner.
I think it depends on the person and how you are doing in your recovery.
If you're feeling good and confident in yourself and you think you're ready then go for it.
One thing I'll say is that be ready for some emotions you haven't felt in a while sober.