Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God, the Creator of all light, and he shines forever without change or shadow. James 1:17
Sobriety can only be maintained if we, (with other things) nurture a right attitude. It is not only alcohol and drugs that defeat us. Every addictive compulsive inclination stems from our sinful nature. Sin defeats us, sin hurts us, sin deceives and enslaves us. When we are realise this we preconise how helpless we are to relinquish sin’s hold upon us. God did what only He could do in sending Jesus Christ to willingly die for our wrongdoing. A good and perfect sacrifice. A sinless alternative for me – a guilty sinner and for you. The only direction for us requirement to turn our helplessness and sinfulness and wrongdoing over to Him.