After all, so many human beings drift into the dysfunctions of addiction because of isolation.
So, the sponsors and rank-and-file members in recovery groups recommend new-comers socialize before and after meetings. "Come early, and hang around afterwards" is the mantra.
The bonding might involve the warm gestures of hugging and a few pecks on the cheek.
And that could be downright dangerous to the whole recovery movement.
Soon enough there could be criminal charges and lawsuits slapped on huggers in the "rooms" of recovery.
This is the era of extreme sensitivity to violation of boundaries. One person might welcome a tight hug. Another might experience it boundary-violation.
The physical language of affection is filled with ambiguity.
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