Goodbye Letters to Alcohol

Some, where I certainly should have been killed. This helps to physically put things in perspective, especially being able to visualize the thoughts and behaviors that have been causing so much trouble. Above all, to be free of you, I needed to change.

So, if you’ve been wondering why I said goodbye to you for good, it was because I began to resent you and then quickly fell out of love with you. You once had me trapped in a mindset of worry and struggle, which introduced me to your close friends – anxiety, shame, and guilt. Once I got more acquainted with them, I knew they, just like you, weren’t my real friends. They only visited when they wanted to manipulate me and make me feel like less of a person.

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I know a lot of people have specific scents that they enjoy, but why not buy them something new to try? I know one of my cousins buys everyone new scents each year, and it’s awesome because I get to try different kinds. I’ve actually found some of my favorite perfumes that way.

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  • I left behind a lot of baggage when I started on this path, and you are part of that.
  • When I was with you, I felt sexy, fun, popular, desired, and free.

Writing a goodbye letter to alcohol can be done with pen and paper, or on a computer, or phone – or whatever suits you. The objective of the exercise is that you create something that you can look at, read, and is personal to you. Using this method of moving thoughts to something physical is a powerful thing. Harnessing this power to write a letter to alcohol – a goodbye letter spelling out the end of your relationship – that is some serious power to harness. You kept on being you doing the same damn thing every single time. You hurt people I cared deeply about and led me into situations where I was nearly arrested.

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I’m gonna really miss our steak dinners together. I’ll never forget our days on the lake…at the reservoir. I’m gonna really miss you when I fire up the grill. I mean let’s be serious, water on the rocks ain’t the same. When we first met, I just knew we would be life-long friends and for a long time, we had a blast together.

letter to alcohol

This is my personal goodbye letter to you, goodbye addiction – take notice and listen. I honestly thought that you were my friend, and a good one to have. Then I realised that you actually shielded me from growing into a person. You stopped me from learning how to deal with life situations. Whenever I hit a turn in the road – good or bad – you were there to stifle my emotions.

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I get to decide how I spend my time and with whom I spend it with. 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.

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  • I can identify with The Secret Teacher’s unorthodox route into reading (The Herald, December 11).
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  • The celebration begins on December 21 to celebrate the elephant-headed lord of culture and new beginnings.
  • It’s nice knowing you no longer have a say in my thoughts, my actions or my life, for that matter, and that I’m driving this bus now.

These same words may stop you from relapsing later on. It is easy to dwell on all of the negatives, but this shouldn’t be your only focus. Several benefits come with being sober, and if you are in early recovery, you may already be experiencing some of them. In your addiction break-up letter, you can discuss these as well as your goals for the future now that you are sober. This can keep you motivated in your recovery as well as help you feel power over your addiction as you recognize that you have a brighter future ahead of you. But you had got your claws so deep into me that almost every time I tried to act normally with you I failed.

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The giving mood is increased, and being friendly becomes the norm. Smiles and laughter are coming from everyone. I am the type of person who does not like eggnog, but I love some hot coco. Add milk and some little marshmallows to make it incredible. Putting it in a cute little Christmas mug makes it even better.

  • So I decided I could never see you again.
  • Families and churches from all around will set up a Nativity Scene or a mini replica of the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
  • Using the basics of who you are writing to – so ‘dear alcohol’, or for me, simply ‘alcohol’ (I no longer hold it in ‘dear’ regard).
  • We’ve been through so much together, and you and I both deserve to be clear about why, in spite of the good times, it’s time for you to go.
  • You get to decorate the tree and watch it come alive.

All of these are great ideas, and there are plenty more, depending on where you live. The Muslim community has two celebrations that they conduct within a year and Christmas is not one of the holidays. Along with Christmas being the celebration to memorialize the birth of Jesus, Muslims do believe in Jesus but do not believe he is God or the son of God.


A lot of times when I ask friends and family what they want, I get a lot of “I don’t know” or “I don’t care.” You know that feeling in your stomach when you know something terrible happens? When you start to shake because you’re that upset?

  • Initially, you were a comfort and a soother.
  • I thought I could trust you to always fix things.
  • All of these are great ideas, and there are plenty more, depending on where you live.
  • If I had a shitty day, you were the one thing I looked forward to.
  • Those are just the emotions to start with when it comes to the ways an alcoholic makes someone feel.

As a teenager living in a wealthy suburban area, I have witnessed the detrimental effects of the lack of substance education. From kids in my grade overdosing in the school bathrooms to knowing people who have witnessed extreme drug usage, Schepis was right on the money. You were hanging around with my friends and me, and we just seemed to letter to alcohol work well together. 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. Actually going through the physical process of writing a letter, or writing in general may not ‘be your thing’, or even trying it just might not have a desired effect.