Good article! Twice in my life I have been off alcohol for 1.5 years. The year in between I drank again. At this moment I drink alcohol (not literally right now), but I am looking to get off it again, it felt wonderful. I am in a pretty stable and comfortable zone of my life, as I was the last two times I quit. So let’s go for it. I never set an end date, or specified a duration. I just went for it, and as it felt great, I just kept at it.