Is this a true statement? I think most people misunderstand what it means. Your natural defensive mechanisms come up when you hear this but all it simply means is that there will always be the chance of relapsing meaning your never truly out of the woods with your addiction. You can go 5 days, 30 days, 100 days, 300 days, 5 years, etc...but the addiction can be triggered at anytime so its never really safe to say that youll NEVER do it again no matter how many days go by. Now it doesnt mean you can never stop the addiction, it just means it will always be there, even if its a speck in the corner of your mind, its still there. Thats why its so much easier to take part in your addiction everyday for a year than not to do it for a year. IMO one part of recovery and rebooting should be for the person to never say never. It may sound pessimistic but why set up delusions for yourself that will end up making a possible relapse even that much more painful. It is what it is and if you exaggerate in one way than you will exaggerate the other way too.