I don't know about others, but a main thing in helping me to not drink or do recreational drugs is keeping my hands busy. This is also a technique that works well for over-eaters and people trying to quit smoking cigarettes, I've heard. So I've decided to come up with a list of things that keep my hands busy, and anyone feel free to add or edit: 1. Forum posts on the internet lots of typing 2. Video Games, both mobile and PC (but be careful, you don't want to end up with a World of Warcraft addiction!) 3. Knitting (tried it for like a week, surprisingly fun but then I lost my needles) 4. Walking/Running/Trying to get from place to place (if I'm going somewhere in an hour I don't want to start drinking NOW...) 5. TV/Movies (OK so maybe I have a Netflix addiction now...) Feel free to suggest more or tell me you hate my ideas!