His uber-casual comment made me feel like there was something wrong with me for being unable to drink like a Normal Person. ) My therapist urged me to break it off, worried that Craig’s cluelessness might drive me back to the bottle. More than a few promising Internet dates magically disappeared after they learned that I was sober.They didn’t try to sugarcoat their disdain with any “met someone else”-type excuses, either.I decided to stop drinking when I realized that boozy benders were doing me more harm than good—when it started contributing to the deterioration of both two-hour dates and two-year relationships.Like lots of people, I ride a rickety daily roller coaster of moods and emotions, but man or no man, my overall frame of mind has improved considerably since the summer of 2006. This laid-back Malibu beachfront rehab charts a holistic path to recovery, which suits the twenty- and thirtysomethings who come here—you just might have to clock a few extra miles on the sand to burn off Chef Monte’s hearty home-cooking.
However, who other than our Creator knows best how we can flourish and fully achieve our purpose?
Nope; we’d exchange a series of flirty, getting-to-know-you emails, and then the dude would suddenly evaporate when I mentioned that I’d prefer meeting him for coffee instead of Cuervo.
Then there are the guys I wouldn’t dream of dating —the party boys (uh, , alcoholics) who don’t drink remotely like Normal People, and see nothing wrong with pounding away six shots of tequilsa at the taqueria, one after another.
I’m 34, single, and sober, and I’m ready for a little companionship with a funny, sensitive but not-too-normal guy. Banyan offers individualized treatment, a faith-based option, and a variety of amenities at its 5 locations.
Alumni had high praise for the treatment team, including "awesome" therapists and staff members who were "like family."This So Cal rehab fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.