As and alcoholic, I find it very helpful to serve others. It's almost selfish because, the more service I do, the better I feel about myself. But it also helps me get out of my comfort zone, meet people, make connections, and have experiences. I found out that Hospice companies need volunteers on a regular basis and began volunteering often. It has been one of the most rewarding volunteer services I've very participated in. A hospice volunteer has a real impact on people at a pivotal stage in their lives. A hospice volunteer also has a great impact on the family of the patient in hospice care.
Things you can do as a hospice volunteer include, conversing, holding the patients hand, listening to their story and advice, play chess, cards, or other such games, and much more. The hospice I volunteer with put out an article highlighting my experience as a hospice volunteer along with a couple of others. Take a look at it if you have the time. I highly recommend it as a service option for any addict.