8 Gift Ideas For People Overcoming Drug Addiction

If you have a friend or loved one who is overcoming drug addiction, then you may be looking for the perfect gift to show your support.

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You want to get them something that will make them feel appreciated, but you also don’t want to give them anything that could potentially lead them back down the road of addiction. That’s no easy task, but it can be done. You just need to think carefully about what you are giving them.

Below are 10 gift ideas for people recovering from drug addiction. Some of the gift ideas are specific to this niche, while others may apply to just about anyone. Read through the list and see if any of these ideas appeal to you!

1. Journals and Notebooks

Most people recovering from addiction will need a place to document their journey. They can write down their feelings, thoughts, and goals for the future in a journal or notebook of some kind. This is great for keeping the track moving forward and maybe just what they need to look back on as they progress through their sobriety. Some people find it helpful to keep multiple journals, one for each stage of recovery, so you can get several notebooks with different headings if you want to make sure that your gift covers all bases.

2. A Personalized Photo Frame

A picture frame with a photo of the two of you before they became addicted is a wonderful way to show how far they have come and the wonderful progress they’ve made. This is a gift with sentimental value that the person recovering will cherish for years to come.

This will also be a reminder of the healthy life that awaits them when they’ve overcome addiction. This small token of motivation will go a long way!

3. A Recovery Calendar

Recovery calendars are great gifts for people who are striving to overcome addiction because they can be used as reminders of how far they’ve come so far and what goals they still need to work towards achieving.

While this calendar is helpful in recording the achievements and milestones the recovering person has achieved, it can also pressure the person into achieving more in less time. Keep that angle in mind and try to make the calender as cheerful as you can.

4. A Recovery Box or Bag

If your loved one is making strides towards overcoming addiction then you could get them a box or bag that is decorated with words like “hope” and “strength” which serve as wonderful reminders of why they need to stay committed to leaving addiction behind.

This box can contain some board games, seed packets, painting material or some other healthy activity starter pack. This will remind them that they are more than the addiction and will keep them invested in productive hobbies as well.

5. Meditation Gifts

Meditation is an effective way to relax, calm down and take your mind off things so it’s great for recovering addicts who need ways to cope when they feel like they’re faltering or getting off track with their goals.

You can also give them a gym membership or gym wear and accessories so they can engage in a healthy activity and work on themselves in productive ways.

6. Gratitude Journals

Gratitude journals are important because they help recovering addicts focus on all the positive things that they have in their lives rather than dwelling on the negative things which enticed them to go on the path to addiction.

Encourage the recovering person to write everyday in that gratitude journal. From big things to seemingly small things like a good meal or kind word etc.

7. Inspirational Books

Recovering addicts will love reading any book which has inspiration and motivation to push them forward with their goals. There are a lot of helpful resource books available for recovering addicts who want to learn how to overcome addiction.

Also, reading stories about people who have had similar experiences as them will let the recovering person know that they are not alone in this and they, like many others, can come out of it.

8. Engraved Gifts

Give the person you’re proud of their progress an engraved gift! A necklace, bracelet, or keychain is perfect. You could also give them coffee mugs and tumblers to show off those recovery quotes that celebrate new milestones like sobriety dates- whichever one they prefer will be great because it’s something special just for them alone.

It is a great idea to buy the person something they want and needs. But if you are unsure of what that might be, or don’t have much time to think about it, there are other ways to make sure your gift will be well-received.  Consider one of these ideas as a thoughtful way to wish someone joy on their journey towards recovery from addiction.

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