It is strongly advised that they remain focused on themselves until their sobriety is strong.Once they are settled in their new life, they can then begin to consider sharing it with somebody else.
Are they actively working a program of recovery (e.g., participating in self-help support meetings, counseling or an aftercare program)?
I've been in and out of the program for quite a while.
I personally never agreed with some of the rules and suggestions.
Before diving into a relationship, find out if your prospective partner is actively using drugs or alcohol, or if they display addictive or compulsive patterns in other areas (e.g., gambling, work, sex, food or spending).
If you care about someone in active addiction, help them into treatment and hold off on turning a friendship into more until they’re grounded in their recovery.