1. Love addiction is a “process addiction”
  2. Love addicts obsess about a person, romance, intrigue or fantasy.
  3. The roots and causes are variable.
  4. It’s unclear how many love addicts are out there.
  5. Multiple psychological treatment options are available.


As always, be wary of relationships in early recovery from substance addiction.  12-Step program should be safe havens from romantic temptations which is why we recommend same-sex meetings as much as possible in early recovery. Do not get involved in romantic relationships in alcoholics anonymous, also known as “The 13th Step.”