Relationships have been restored and new ones have begun. You told me everything would be just fine if I would let you control my life. I have a lot to live for and you are not part of it. I hated you and what you had done to me, but I was too scared to leave. With the help, love and support of God, as well as my family and counselors, I uncovered the dirt and fought back.
So I have decided to say good bye. From my earliest memories you were always there, firstly in the life of my parents on a daily basis and once I looked old enough to get served in mine. What was once benign is now very much malignant and I must move on. I will not feel the shame and guilt anymore.
You were right, it was hard and at times still is, but I know I have made the right decision. Actually, I take that back — you did give. But you were who people I knew chose to help them in times of good and bad and so I learned the same message and the same way of being.
I have dug deep and am so proud of myself. People thought I loved you more, but that was far from the truth. My family sees it! I spent much of my childhood fearful of you and the effect and power that you seemed to have.
All you ever did was take and take, but you never gave. You made me into the person I said I would never become. I let you in when I was most vulnerable and you took advantage. There were a lot of questions and on my part a lot of lies. It is time to forge a new path without you.
You became the nightmare. But I was wrong. You were furious when I made this decision and upped your rhetoric about how useless I was and how I would never survive a party or a difficult time without you. I have had so much shame and guilt. I partied with you for almost twenty years never questioning your influence, even though during those times I worked as a nurse on a ward where you had done serious damage to other people and they were dying because of you.
You were my side-kick in all my adventures whether here at home or overseas. You became a good friend,a friend that was there to console me,to feel good about life and myself.
They wanted to choose you over anything and everything else. You gave me confidence, made me bigger, louder and funnier than the person I felt I was. But that relationship was also linked to my time with you and so when I stopped this relationship with nicotine I knew I had to stay away from you too, at least until I had got over that one and could spend time with you and not miss them.
Peg I wrote this letter a couple of weeks into my recovery. Before it was mostly fun and I enjoyed our time together whereas now this seemed to have gone and had been replaced by something darker. My relationships were crumbling around me. I thought you would ease the pain of my youth and make my present pain go away.
This is when I began to realise that our relationship was problematic and was having a serious impact on my other now important relationships. You thought you would be saying the goodbye.
This decision is about me and no one else and has been one of the hardest I have ever had to make but I feel stronger and more confident in myself and my life without you. My relationship with you, Addiction, made me a trophy of grace.
More like an aquintance. You made me do things I never thought I would be capable of doing.
I was more out of control in our time together and this scared me. You grew angry at my withdrawal and would harp incessantly in my ear until I would relent and come back to you but the next day I would hate you and hate myself for giving in.
I remember when you first came into my life. Then, one day, you pushed me into that grave and began covering me up.What to Include in Your Goodbye Letter to Alcohol? This letter is very close to Step 4 of AA’s Step Program.
Part of Step 4 involves making a list of persons one has harmed by their drinking. In the letter, one may write about people harmed and how ashamed one feels for causing pain and suffering to others. The letter may relay humor and the. Goodbye Letter to Addiction.
By: Cumberland Heights. Dear Addiction, We first met when I was just a boy. You first came to me in a bottle and a breath of smoke.
You enticed me with glamour and elevation of mood, enriching my life experience in blind surprise. Search All Letter Templates Search all letters: If you don't see a goodbye letter or category that you want, please take a moment to let us know what you are looking for.
Nov 16, · Goodbye letter to my addiction. A friend at NA asked me to write one of these, thought I'd share it with you all: A letter to drugs: If anyone decides to write their own goodbye to alcohol or drugs letter, post it here so I can read yours too, if you like.
Thanks. kj:ghug3. Aug 20, · WOW! Some pretty heavy stuff there. This was so inspiring and I appreciate you sharing this! It's awesome to hear of other people's success stories. To see this written in the form of a goodbye letter is almost eerie.
It's like saying goodbye to an old friend or old lover that treated you like dirt. Very intense! Thank you. You thought you would be saying the goodbye. But you were wrong, Addiction.
With the help, love and support of God, as well as my family and counselors, I .Download