But if dating people who participate in AA or NA is not your thing, than Nagy suggests dating people from SMART recovery, Secular Organizations for Sobriety, church, mental health peer support programs, therapy groups, and so on.Her own experience, however, appears mainly limited to men in and out of 12-Step recovery programs.“We who care about a Person in Recovery are also powerless over alcohol and drugs,” Nagy writes.
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Her blog elicits quite a bit of response from her readership.
I used to look forward to her almost daily posts but, as mentioned, she is more cautious with her time but the site has easy to access thematic headings from which to search earlier material that is still timely, relevant and inspirational. Do the next indicated right thing.” There is more varied AA material at this site than you can shake a stick at!
In addition, “It can take months for an addict’s body to adjust to abstinence,” she writes.
“Aches and pains are common in withdrawal, and so are digestive problems that can include constipation, diarrhea, and loss of appetite…
People in Hazelden-style recovery (Nagy calls them “PIRs”) can present challenges, since, as Nagy learned by dating several of them, stopping drinking or using is not necessarily the end of the matter.