Most addiction treatment programs insist recovery relationships are a barrier to sobriety. In fact, a majority recommend people in recovery keep their romantic distance for at least the first year. A noted licensed clinical psychologist named Kelly E. Green argues quite the contrary. She not only says relationships can actually aid the recovery process, but that they may just be a key to sobriety’s long-term success. Green is so sold on recovery relationships, she’s even put her argument in print.