What works best for me is not to drink on a daily basis. Not a single drop. So from Monday to Friday, I am completly sober. I only drink during the weekend
I will say this, and it is a bit of a Mahayana interpretation of such. In our strange way of viewing Samsara with a Buddha's Eye,
Accessibility is important - Zen in the northeast US is a very white and affluent luxury for many (I generalise greatly I know) - but there is a point.