When trying to find things to fill your time with, instead of getting high or looking for ways to get high, you find all this free time now. Sometimes it can and will make you bored and that’s not a good idea for anyone in recovery. Your brain will immediately start trying to talk you into just one more time, but it is never just one more time. So, I looked up some activities that you can do that will give you somewhat of the same kind of high you would get from substance abuse, not exactly but compatible. Some things are: Swimming, Hiking, coin collecting, or even writing about your journey online or helping others in your community with the same problem you have can definitely compare to that rush you used to get except now your behaviors are legal. For everyone’s sake, please don’t choose alcohol or gambling, unless you are playing at home with fake chips for fun.
Don’t replace one bad habit with another equally bad habit,
I chose coin collecting. I mainly focus on pennies, getting all the oldest ones I can find in change, or rolls from the bank. Sometimes I find good nickels, buffalo nickels, and more.
However, this behavior is a comparable behavior I can do to pass time, stay sober, and have fun.
DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY OTHER COMPARABLE BEHAVIORS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT HERE FOR ME TO TALK ABOUT, ANYTHING YOU CAN SHARE IS APPRECIATED AND LOTS OF PEOPLE DEPEND ON WORD OF MOUTH WITH THESE SITUATIONS BECAUSE OF SOCIAL JUDGEMENTS, PROFESSIONALS BAD CALLS ETC…. SO PLEASE SHARE
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