What are the odds of staying sober?

The longer an alcoholic stays sober, the better their chances of staying sober in the long term. Overall, among people who are sober for five years, the chances of relapse are less than 15%, according to Psychology Today. Fortunately, there is data to support the idea that recovery is long-lasting and that the vast majority of people who stay sober for a long time will continue to do so afterwards. People who stayed sober for 10 years reported a stronger sense of purpose and greater satisfaction with their lives than other people who returned to drinking.