A Goodbye Letter to Drugs and Alcohol

Another recovering alcoholic published a goodbye letter to alcohol in the Fix, a recovery magazine. Both letters are a great example of how to write your goodbye letter to alcohol. But, if you are in therapy for alcoholism, it’s a useful tool to share with your counselor or group.

goodbye letter to alcohol

So please, don’t make this so damn hard. Let’s move on from this toxic relationship. To be honest, when it’s all said and done, I’m probably the one at fault here. I really think you just wanted to be my buddy in the beginning. I’m the one that dragged you along into my adult days.

How to Have Fun Without Alcohol

You were there throughout my wedding and my early days of marriage. You saw me have our firstborn child, then my second born…and continued to be with me all the time. This is the very reason that I created The Alcohol Off Switch blog, and this is the reason that I have decided to share my own letter with you here. American Addiction Centers (AAC) is committed to delivering original, truthful, accurate, unbiased, and medically current information.

You have been a distraction that I could always rely on. You have been ever-present in my life; when I was happiest, at my saddest, through grief and struggles, always there at the biggest events in my life. You were there goodbye letter to alcohol when I was vulnerable, at my lowest, when I needed to escape. I knew I could always pick you up and continue where we left off. If I had stayed with you, I would have taken my life; I needed to leave you to survive.

Climbing out of depression after quitting drinking alcohol

When I think about drugs and alcohol, I get sad. I get scared because coming to rehab means sobriety and no more drugs and alcohol. It’s like I’m not saying goodbye to just the drugs and alcohol, but to all the things that I know.

For me, it was such a love-hate bond we had under the false pretense that I “needed” you to have fun, be social or to handle my emotions and stress. You had a way about you that made drinking seem like some kind of luxurious necessity. You preyed on my curiosity and then you sunk your teeth in with the hook that “all the cool kids” hang out with you so maybe I should too. It is essential to cover the self-harm brought on by drinking as well.

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