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Jane Velez-Mitchell is one of the few nighttime HLN hosts I can stand (note that I said “few” – they don’t all make me want to pluck out my eardrums).

It’s Jane’s mix of no-nonsense and understanding that makes me like her, and I’m sure that comes from her own life experiences.

(Jane is a recovering addict who has a personal stake in LGBT issues and works with humane and environmental causes, too).

Jane has added video columnist for The Fix to her resume, and recently tackled the issue of the recovering addict dating scene:

Should sober addicts date each other?

Jane explains that in her opinion, recovering addicts dating one another is not necessarily a bad thing, adding that both she and her girlfriend are recovering addicts and their recovery helps them “work [their] program of sobriety together.”

At a certain point, it’s almost like sobriety gravitates toward other sobriety. – Jane Velez-Mitchell

Of course, Jane points out that getting involved in any relationship soon into your recovery can be dangerous, but she’s found that two sober people who’ve got a handle on their recovery can experience a real joy.

Head over to The Fix’s Should Recovering Addicts Date Each Other? for the full clip.

Are you a recovering addict in the dating scene, or looking to get back out there? What are your thoughts on sober people dating one another?