1 year without drinking, you should be proud. If you fall off the horse, you have to get back on.
Once in another life I went to AA for 7 years back in the 80's and 90's.
It took me two years to quit and then I went for 5 years without drinking.
AA works if you work it.
I dont recall if you are an atheist, if you are AA probably wont work for you.
The 5 years, I went without drinking were the best 5 years of my life.
My life got so good that, I stopped following there program and went back out.
I learned a lot in my 7 years at AA that I have survived about 20 years without it.
What they teach you at AA is how to live in the real world, something that I never learned as a born in
The reason you want to quit drinking and quit thinking like an alcoholic is because alcoholism leads to suiccide.
AA is a Suicide prevention program.
If you are an atheist, I know you were once a deist/ theist, you could go back, it would be worth it.
If you are an atheist you became an atheist because you made things complicated you over thought things
and you thought God away, now with no God you are a scarred little weeny. NO God No Peace. Know God KNow PEace.
AA will teach you how to get God back and how to keep things simple.
If you just quit drinking and dont follow a program like AA or dont get some kind of good therapy
you are what they call a dry drunk, you wont get a dui but you will be miserable.