I eat/breathe/sleep/drink fixing the mess that is alcohol addiction and addiction recovery. My work gives meaning to my life, and it is what I believe to be my reason for being here. Bonus, it feels as much of a creative pursuit as it does a mission.
You don't get over an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don't create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will catch up with you again.