For anybody who's like me and got hit with a refusal charge, with no light at the end of the tunnel as far as the legal right to drive, may I suggest:
1. Take up biking. It's inexpensive and can be done year-round. 2. Support the Class action lawsuit against the SAAQ by financially supporting Stéphane Michaud, the lawyer responsible. 3. Learn from your experience. There definitely is a lesson to be learned from this experience: the illegal activity that led to your situation is highly anti-social and what we are going through is in some way the deterrent to any future repetition of drunk driving. 4. Make friends who are willing to drive. At the very least, they can pick you up, and you can make it back home on your own. Or the other way around, you meet them somewhere, and they bring you home. You are not a leech. You pay them back somehow (ex: money, drinks, favours, etc.) 5. Get a girlfriend who has a car and will drive. In exchange, you pay her back someway (see number 4) 6. Live in an urban environment, close to a metro station. For example, if you live in the suburbs, move. Living near a metro station in Montreal practically eliminates the need to drive. 7. Focus on your life, don't focus too much on getting your license back. It is a very difficult task which will consume you, emotionally and materially, and you will deviate from your career / job / life goals.