I got banned in 2016. My reading was so high, I'm ashamed to write it down. As part of my punishment and probation,I had to attend a AA style group and through that I got offered detox. I completed that in 2016 and have never had a drink since. I didn't take a driving course to get a reduction and took the full punishment of 48 months ban. I've recently been for my medical and DVLA have now written to my GP. I was brutally honest on my medical form and it was quite painful to admit to what I'd done, but thought honesty is the best policy. I'm just waiting for the GP to fill out the forms now. This forum has kept me positive in some really dark times, so thanks to all of you who contribute. What can I expect to happen next and is there a possibility this DVLA nightmare will ever end? Thanks all.