If you suffer from a drug addiction, it can sometimes be hard to focus on things fully because of the voice in your head that keeps your mind focused on your drug of choice.

There are a lot of fun and enjoyable things you can do that to take your mind off and away from drugs. Don’t let substance abuse land you in a rehab center in Salt Lake City. Here are three things you can do instead of drugs. You just have to find what best suits you.

Go on a Hike

Getting outside is one of the best ways to release excess energy and open your eyes to see things differently — more beautifully. Leave all the negative thoughts behind with each step you take. As you climb higher up the mountain you get farther away from reality and get to see things from a new perspective – literally.

Learn How to Paint

There is nothing that requires more attention than learning how to do something new. Painting acts as a medium with which you can express yourself however you please. Not only does it require you to pay very close attention to detail, but it also requires that you see each piece through until the end. This teaches dedication and responsibility to finish what you start.

Read a Good Book

Getting lost in a good book is one of the greatest pleasures of life. Reading takes you out of the world you live in and puts you in a whole new one. Nothing can take your mind off of reality better than a book can. Let yourself be submerged by different worlds that books offer you. You might come out of them with changed outlook on life.

Whatever it is that you choose to do put your whole self into it. It won’t be as effective at taking your mind off of substances if you only commit half way. If you or someone you know struggle with addiction, call Next Level Recovery today to learn how else we can help.