Congratulations Matt on your insight as it's a very good characteristic to possess for long term sobriety. In this age there are a number of aids available, including this one, for support and wisdom if we use it. My huge assist for many years has been AA which has helped many millions world wide.
The most common concept is: If we don't pick up drink #1 we don't have to get sober AGAIN. I found, in the beginning, ask questions because I didn't know what I didn't know and keep coming.
AA IS NOT A SENTENCE, ITíS A REPRIEVE.
ALCOHOL-ISM= INCREDIBLE SHORT MEMORY.
I CAME FOR MY DRINKING AND STAYED FOR MY THINKING.
WE ARE NOT FAILING AS LONG AS WE KEEP TRYING.
WHAT I USED TO CALL BOREDOM I NOW CALL SERENITY.