After having a bad drinking problem for 10 years I've been sober for almost 18 years; I can't believe it's been that long already.
The one good thing about my addictive nature is that I grabbed onto the idea of getting sober and was as tenacious in my commitment to succeed in sobriety as I was about continuing the drinking (when I was doing the drinking, that is).
I'm getting older now, and I take lots and lots of things in moderation. I think the only thing I ever really overdid was the drinking, and I've learned a lot about the benefits of moderation in all areas of life as a result of addressing my overindulgence in that one area.
Life's a lot better as a result of going through all that.