Resignation from Alcohol

Dear Alcohol

I have been your loyal servant for more years than I care to remember. We had a good relationship at the beginning, but it soured along the way for some reason. I’ve come to the realisation that it’s not you, it’s me.

As you know I have taken some Long Service Leave this year and have been absent for 6 months. During that time I have had a lot of time to think about my life and our relationship, and I now know that it was an unhealthy relationship.

It is for this reason that I tender my resignation, effective immediately.

I have taken up a position with Sobriety and have signed a lifetime contract. Sobriety has offered me so much more than you ever did. I only wish I had’ve found her years ago.

Please don’t come looking for me Alcohol, as you won’t be able to find me. And if you do find me, I won’t answer the door.

Yours in Sobriety


(Written 12 months ago, halfway through my HSM. It has now been more than 18 months since I had a drink.)

2 thoughts on “Resignation from Alcohol

  1. I wrote a breakup letter to Alcohol a long time ago & while I was on HSM I noticed a lot of people wrote similar posts. Amazing that we gave alcohol so much power. High five for taking that power back, Maria. xx

  2. Thanks Geri. It is all about taking the power back, isn’t it. When I wrote that letter it made me feel very empowered. Now that I am a non-drinker, I think about how much power alcohol had over me. But no more!

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