Once in a while it has been determined there are things we addicts and alcoholics can do for ourselves that can have a real impact and provide some solid inspiration during early sobriety. Things that allow us to take a look back at where we were during one of our lowest lows, and remind us of what we have experienced on our journey toward recovery. One of those powerful tools seems simple enough, but can change a lot, and that’s a goodbye letter to addiction.
Recently we were lucky enough to have another wonderful individual begin her journey to recovery at Palm Partners, and while here she was given the opportunity to write a goodbye letter to her addiction. She asked if she could share that letter with us, and asked if we would share it with others, in hopes it may be helpful. The following is the letter she wrote:
“Goodbye Letter to my addiction
My addiction left me with broken trust and hurt relationships. You isolated me from my family and from doing the right things a mom should, and from doing the right thing at all. I let you take control of me, and my mind and my body. But now I’m going to take all that control back of everything you took from me, and start doing the right things in life for now on.
So goodbye, and I will never let you come back and take control of me, ever again.”
– Christina Liverman
Christina’s letter is another influential and inspiring look into the life of someone who simply wants to have a future. From a woman from wants to be the best mother she can be, and do all the right she can in life. We hope and believe all these things are possible, and also that her experience will inspire others to make the same difficult decision Christina made. To take a start and make a change.
Thank you again Christina for sharing.
Drug addiction and alcoholism often leave broken hearts and suffering families in their wake, but letters like this just go to show that that the first part of finding a true solution is to reach out for help. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll-free 1-800-951-6135