This is a very tricky affair considering that this is a person who has just recovered from an addiction. First of all, it depends on the will of an individual. Addiction is a strong habit to break, for lack of a better word. From the begining it takes a lot of nerve to accept that you have a problem, then it comes to the point where you have to accept that you need help for that problem. The next thing is accepting to join a group where you need to admit to other people that you are an addict. When all that is done then you start reharb, does that sound like an easy thing to do? I guess not. Anyway to answer your question i think an addict can brace happy hour yes, but it takes a lot of discipline to be able to restrict yourself. This may not be easy at all, there is a lot of temptation there and its very easy for one to bounce right back from where they left. I would suggest to a recovering addict to stay away from anything that would trigger the addiction, if they truly want to change that's the best thing they would do for themselves, unless they really don't care about their lively hood.