When you’re in rehab, all of your feelings are coming back and a lot of us have a strong urge to be near the opposite sex (or same sex, whatever floats your boat.) At this point in our lives we are so sick and for me, it’s actually funny to look back on my rehab crush and remember how I felt about it. I’ve made a list of 10 pick-up lines you only hear in rehab.
10 Pick-Up Lines You Only Hear in Rehab…
1. I bet you would have been so much fun to get high with! (Basically saying they think you’re fun to be around and enjoy your company)
2. You’re too pretty to be in rehab. (I can’t even with this one…)
3. I’m an addict, will you be my heroin? (Just no)
4. We would have been crazy running buddies. (The equivalent of them saying that they think you are soul mates)
5. You’re so hot; I bet you looked good even when you were getting high. (I swear I wasn’t looking too hot when I was strung out on heroin)
6. I’ve never opened up to anyone like this before; I think I might love you. (That’s because you were on drugs or drunk, and no you don’t)
7. I don’t need treatment, all I need is you. (Pretty much the definition of co-dependency right here)
8. You could be my new drug of choice (DOC). (Super corny, and nope)
9. We’re like Romeo and Juliet – they’ve banned us from seeing each other but they can’t keep us apart. (This just makes me laugh)
10. Let’s sit together at the meeting. (The equivalent of a date when you’re in rehab)
I totally understand the whole rehab romance thing; once our drugs and alcohol are taken away its quite normal to seek a solution in something or someone else. It’s also very common because most of us don’t want to actually stop and take a look at ourselves and our issues so it’s easier to focus all of our attention on someone else. Each person and situation is different but it really is best to wait until you have some sober time and have went through your steps and love yourself again before you start dating.
If you don’t love yourself, you have absolutely nothing to give in a relationship. That is something I learned early on in my recovery. It can be so amazing getting to know yourself when you get sober and just learning to love yourself each day. We were so hard on ourselves when we were getting high and drunk that we don’t realize how much work we need to do on ourselves alone. My recommendation for anyone who is in or thinking about getting in a rehab romance is not to; I know it’s difficult to see now but if the relationship is really going to go anywhere – it can wait until you’ve done some work on yourself. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-951-6135.