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Defeating Demons.
Posted by By: Dr. Laura Berman on August 10 2017

Dr. Berman,

I need advice and hope you can help me. I am a recovering addict of both drugs and alcohol. From May 2013 until October of 2015 I was using drugs on a daily basis and drinking multiple days a week. I have been clean from the drugs since October and have only had a few drinks since January of this year.

 

As a result of the substance abuse I was caught driving under the influence.

 

My question is this: At what point in the beginning of building a relationship with someone do I reveal this? Do I tell them just about the DUI and losing my ability to drive or do I tell them about years of chronic substance abuse? Part of me has been thinking about withdrawing from the dating scene completely because of the embarrassment of knowing this will eventually come out; however, I also have a deep-seeded fear of being alone for life. Help.  Grant

 



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