Dating sober alcoholic
Since it was founded, Sober Living America has provided affordable housing and recovery services to more than 50,000 people.
All SLA residences are co-ed, housing clients in gender-specific apartments.
Natasha says, “The main con is that it is guaranteed that this person has a ton of hang-ups and emotional baggage.
They may well be using other ways to 'act out' now that using or drinking is off the table.”My own experience with the program is that other addictions sometimes run rampant, morphing into other areas of their lives. Many people, when they finally get sober, develop issues with food, gambling, sex, and spending.
I’ve had many periods of sobriety, from a paltry four months to a lengthy seven years (and everything in between).“The pros of dating in the program are that, chances are, the guy won't leave me when he finds out some of the things I have done.Or how many people I have slept with,” she says, half-jokingly.Though all are similarly managed under the SLA banner, they vary in size and and style.But what generally sets Sober Living America apart from many facilities is its career development program, in which SLA partners with businesses in the community to provide jobs for residents.