I spent about a year being sober. It was my own choice after doing some thinking regarding the reasons why I was drinking so much.
I had things under control. Didn't touch a drop of alcohol for nearly a year... So I thought, what damage could it do if I have a beer? Just a beer. That wasn't a problem. Until it was. About a month later (this past weekend) that "just one beer" had turned right back into a 6-pack and half-bottle of scotch. What the hell? If anyone can believe it, I really didn't see it becoming a problem again until I was taking out the weekend trash and surveyed the fallen soldiers piled up in the bag.
So... I'm back to not touching the stuff anymore. Apparently that's the only safe choice I've got.