i'm close to someone who's been in & out of rehab for the past 16 years. clean for 8 after the 1st time, then used heroin. since then he's had 6 months or so clean at a time & then relapses. 6 months ago he went into a long term treatment program & was released after 4. but he's still lying & hiding. he cheated on the girl who stood by him almost right after he left the treatment center & she's devastated. moved out of the original sober house he went to & into another one but hasn't been back there since he moved in. the girl he cheated with didn't know he was in a relationship. he's not living with her so not sure where he stays. he's already creating another web of lies. however, he goes to meetings every day & speaks at them frequently. works all the time. sounds like he's doing okay, but is it just a cover up? lies cause guilt, shame which is what he needs to avoid. are these signs he may relapse soon? is this typical (lying, infidelity, etc ..) in early recovery?