Our expert says:
This is not the time to worry about hurting your friend's feelings. This is not about saving feelings, it's about indirectly saving someone's life.
Write that letter as honestly as possible, but I would stick to the incidents relating to her drug or drink usage and all the consequences around that.
Write about how it affected you, her, everything that you can think of.
I would suggest that you phone her counsellor as well and discuss this issue with him or her. Those letters are a vital, vital part of the addict's recovery.
Addicts are in complete denial about what they've done to themselves and other people and these letters usually shock them back into reality.
I kept all my letters that I received when I was in treatment and I refer to them whenever (in a moment of insanity) I toy with the idea of using again.
You will not be kicking a dog when it is down, you will be helping it. If you are worried about mentioning these other issues in the letter, speak to her counsellor about it.
Best of luck
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