1. Build a meaningful gratifying drug-free life:
The drug addict can support his or her drug treatment and protect themselves from relapse by having activities and interests that provide meaning to their life. It’s important to involve them in activities that they enjoy and make them feel important. When their life is filled with rewarding activities and a sense of purpose, their addiction will die down gradually.
2. Start a new hobby:
Task them with the activities that challenge their creativity and spark their imagination—something the drug addict has always wanted to try.
3. Keep a pet:
Pets are a responsibility and caring for an animal makes them feel loved and needed. Pets can also get them out of the house for exercise.
4. Start community activities:
Replace their addiction with drug-free groups and activities. Volunteer and make them active in their faith community, or join a local club or neighborhood group.