I won’t say that there’s no chance of me ever drinking again for a couple of reasons:
First, relapse happens. I pray that it doesn’t happen to me, but I am conscious that it could.
Second, modern science has shown that a majority of heavy drinkers can moderate successfully. I know that goes against the 12-step doctrine, but the doctrine was written nearly 80 years ago — when there wasn’t a great deal of good science on the subject.
Still, I’m not willing to take the risk. I’ve gained far more than I’ve lost by giving up the booze.