What About the Alcoholic That Is Just Too Far Gone?

Kohdi Rayne
1 min readOct 21, 2022

I used to be that person.

I drank for 24 years, 16 at high risk and 2.5 of those years as a high functioning alcoholic.

What does too far go mean?

Does too far-gone mean death?

Does it mean liver failure? Doesn’t mean losing your house, your car, your job, your money, your friends?

Or does it mean simp isolating yourself from the rest of the world and drinking your pains away.

Everybody enjoys being by themselves.

But they don’t enjoy feeling lonely.

To be alone and not feel lonely is a practice.

Those that are afraid to be with their own thoughts use alcohol to numb it.

Numbingly, they lower their mental health and give themselves even more reasons to continue consuming the poison.

There is one phrase that works for anybody that you feel is too far gone.

I wish someone would have said this to me.

“I fear that if you continue drinking alcohol the way you do, you won’t be around long enough for me to love you the way you deserve”.

Remember, alcoholics don’t drink because they don’t care.

They drink because they do care.

Love ya.



Kohdi Rayne

I’m an ex-alcoholic and liver failure survivor actively helping the world recover from toxic habits and design a life they love to live.