Dear [First name],
I am so glad you have checked yourself into rehab.
I am so proud of you.
It really broke my heart the first time I heard you were a crack addict.
It also threw me off because I hadn't suspected anything.
The past is past.
I am so glad you have realized the real cost of your addiction to yourself, your family, your life, your career . . . and reached out for help.
You have made a brave move.
If you feel unusually vulnerable, angry, frustrated and emotional, it's not you. It's the drug.
You have always been my pillar of strength. I want you to know that.
I think now is the right time to also tell you I've always looked up to you.
If you are worried about what people who don't really care about you are going to say about you and your family, well, they don't matter.
I did try to get in touch with you but was told you were sedated and would not be up for another couple of hours.
So I wrote you this letter. I have also left some books and stuff with the reception. Ask they to be brought to you or pick them up yourself if you can.
Call me as soon as you can. I'll come visit the first chance I get.
Met your mom. She was visibly upset but I think she should be fine in a couple of days.
I'll see you soon.
Lots of love.