Wondering if you need to stay sober forever is a common debate after leaving rehab. Thinking about an eternity can be overwhelming. But you can actually stay sober for the rest of your life, but some people may find it easier to focus on it one day at a time. After all, recovery is about taking the first step.
It is a chronic disease, which by definition is a disease that does not go away. For someone to drink in moderation, they cannot have an addiction.