(NEW YORK) — Singles in alcohol and drug abuse recovery have a tough time staying on the straight and narrow, and have limited social avenues where they can find love and companionship, but a new specialized dating site aims to remedy that situation.
Lovesober.com matches up singles who are in recovery from substance abuse.
“Lovesober.com was created to help singles in recovery expand their ability to discover each other beyond their current environment while supporting the individual’s personal recovery,” says Paul Kole, one of its creators. “It’s a less complicated way to connect while maintaining sobriety.”
Basic membership is free, but upgraded memberships range from $5 per month to $15 per month, depending on the length of membership.
According to Camp Recovery Center, an addiction treatment center, being in social situations where drugs and alcohol are available can trigger a relapse. Another trigger is feeling socially isolated. Kole says Lovesober.com addresses those issues while providing users an instant connection with each other.
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