In my experience I have seen the best results when I refer people back to their sponsors no matter how good of friends I a with them. Usually if I get involved it ends up being a mess. I always offer for them to go to a meeting with me. In new sobriety I was so fragile so putting myself in that situation would have been dangerous FOR ME. I don’t know your situation but for me I could not have been in that situation. I have really tried to stick as close to the program as possible so I know I’m doing the next right thing. Normally if I get a pit in my stomach that I’m not doing the right thing I know I’m doing MY will and not God’s. Hope this helps! Hope they can reach out to a sponsor or some other fellowship that have more sobriety time! 🙂 Have a great day!