Nope, have to disagree Brendy. I used to live day by day, drink by drink to be specific. Now I can plan farther ahead (but I hate planning things)--a day is just an arbitrary measure. The worst thing I could do would be to chop my plan up into one-day units, and have to make that decision every day. I haven't quite pledged myself to a lifetime of abstinence, but the time frame I've been going on is "until I'm 60." (I'm 43). Understanding my relationship with alcohol is obviously of more than just passing interest to me now, but it's not the center of my life anymore. Better things to do.