Telling someone they have a drinking problem
As a person new to recovery, I don't preach to anyone. But today I sent an email to a friend who is drinking daily and for hours. Here's the email; any thoughts would be appreciated:
The point I was trying to make when we last met - because I care about you - was to say be sure to look after your own health, as well as your friend's.
As we have talked about this before, I cannot meet you anyplace in which alcohol is served. It interferes with my decision to stop drinking and I am concerned about you.
You told me once that drinking was one of the reasons you left ****** When we first met two years ago, you were having one or two glasses of wine. Now it's multiple double vodkas.
I am being blunt. But that's again because I care about you. I am glad I met you and I consider you a dear friend. But I am terribly worried about your health and happiness.
Sober since March 4, 2013
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