I have a loved one who is a recovering alcoholic, and has been sober for almost 15 years. I recently found out that he keeps a stash of alcohol in his room. He does not use it, but he says having it there and choosing not to have it is empowering and helps him to resist temptation. I had never heard of this before, but it seems to work for him. It is my understanding that for most people, cleaning house and getting rid of all alcohol in the house is an important first step in recovery. Have you cleaned house and got rid of all alcohol to resist temltation, or do you keep some on hand?