I think going to meetings for life is a good alternative to a slow death by crack ( my unfortunate addiction)
It's a matter of perspective.One year doesn't sound like enough. I have twenty-two years clean. Not bragging ,just stating a fact. At one year I don't think I was ready to give up on CA.
phhhhhhh.....I kept going, and it just got stupider.
Yes, but it didn't work out so well for me. I'm back now. However, I'm glad that you've been able to move on. :-)
I drank for 30 years, been sober for 8+. I stopped going to meetings after about a year. I don't wake up thinking I'm an alcoholic, I never think about it. There is not a one size fits all method of staying sober, I also never had a sponsor.
One year is not really "considerable" sobriety. Most people who have picked up a drink or a drug after a period of sobriety will tell you that the first step in the relapse was they quit going to meetings.