Let it all go. See what stays. Sometimes in recovery, there are people, places, or obligations which in the past caused or encouraged users to drink or use drugs, that need to be let go. Letting go of these people or things may be temporary or permanent. If you let go of these people or things that are enabling you to use, you will have more time to focus on your own needs and recovery. Let go of these people to focus on your health. If after you have begun your recovery process and they stay, then they most likely do love and care about you, and are hopefully willing to be a part of your new life of recovery.