You have been a person of whom I think highly, someone whose wisdom I have sought out. It came as a shock today when I learned that you have been dancing with a dangerous drug - cocaine.
You have so much to live for, friend. There are tremendous people in your life, people who love you and who look up to you.
This chemical - whether smoked, snorted or injected - will destroy your life if you continue down this path. I have seen people in the death grip of cocaine, and it is not a pretty sight.
Perhaps no drug is as deceptive and seductive as cocaine. At least heroin users go through severe withdrawal symptoms upon quitting, getting an unpleasant reminder of their addictions; likewise for long-term alcoholics.
Cocaine users, however, can go weeks or months without touching the drug, and they often convince themselves that they have mastery over it. They pronounce themselves "cured," they swear off this satanic stimulant, and pat themselves on the back at their impressive willpower.
That is, until the next binge.
Friend, I do not want to see you jailed or dead. I want you to enjoy the rest of your years on this planet, and not be enslaved to this insidous master.
I want the world to be blessed by your contributions - you have so much to give people- instead of shocked and saddened by what became of you as a result of addiction.
Most of all, I want to be your friend, and that is something that is in jeopardy if you are an addict. I choose to associate myself with people who want to improve the world, as opposed to people who would rather than feed a bottomless appetite for a crystalline alkaloid that sucks the very soul from a person.
And friend, your soul is worth more than that.
Admit your problem and get help before this drug completely destroys everything you have worked for, my friend.