Right here goes.... 2 Drink driving bans, both up years ago now. 2020 as we know was a rough year with loads of delay's within the DVLA. However I reapplied for my license back with a D1 form. Had my medical with the Doctor and 5 months later 17th November 2020 had a response annoyingly saying " You do not meet the current medical standards so therefore cannot drive ". It says that the DVLA will only consider an application when I've been abstinent for a minimum period of 1 year. Bear in mind my CDT Results came back as 0.6%. By the time I went and had my blood tests with the doctor I had been abstinent for nearly 9 months. I was a heavy drinker prior to this and checked myself into rehab in March earlier that year of 2020. So my question is when are they wanting the 1 years abstinence to take affect from ?? is it from when I went to the medical test ? Is it from the date of the letter I received saying I need to remain abstinent for 1 year ? Or is it from March 2020 when I went into rehab and remained abstinent since ? Surly not a difficult question to answer but I've tried calling the DVLA since November last year every day now and not once got through. I'ts an absolute joke ! I know the backlog is no doubt huge but 6/7 months of trying to get through has finally taking its toll. Every time I go onto the online chat they say my question will require calling them. I literally don't know what to do anymore. Anyone else had any similar experiences ?