I am sixteen, I cut my entire freshman year and half of my sophomore year. I was clean from December to June, I recently had one relapse but I am back straight. This is my alternative. Drawing “trippy” pictures. I’m not real big on drugs, I just love the art. What makes it work for me as an alternative is, it can be anything. There are no set rules for it, so I can’t convince myself I’m doing it wrong like I could if I was drawing something technical. It can be as intricate, colorful, mindless, emotional, or revealing as I want. Or not at all, that’s fine too. It’s just complicated enough that my mind doesn’t wander to cutting, but simple enough to not stress me out.