What freaks me out at times is how he can talk about drinking and how much he could drink in one sitting. Though he is sometimes just ready to talk about all that he has gone though, like it's a medal of honor. K and I have been single mom and daughter for 11 years. An A with less than a year of recovery, and a shaky-appearing recovery at that, is not likely to provide either one of those things, or much of anything else good.
I don't want to throw something amazing away... But I'm not sure I want to get involved with an alcoholic even if he's admitted it. " In a nutshell: I think it depends on your situation.
Notice I say your situation and not the man you're dating. Because the only person you can control or change is you.
Although you can't attend AA with your partner (unless you too have an addiction to alcohol), you can go to Al-Anon meetings.
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Ask yourself why you'd press on in the face of that... If you are studying to become a drug and alcohol counselor then you should know better than most what you are up against here.
Dating a dude that's sober (like, full-blown, 12-step kind) can be a challenge.
Or, they attract people where alcohol (or drugs, abuse, narcotics) are issues.