I’m in the midst of watching The Man With the Golden Arm from a cheap DVD.
Frank Sinatra plays a back room card dealer who just got out of court-imposed treatment for his heroin (actually, unnamed injectible drug) addiction. At the treatment facility, the doc told him that to keep from falling back into the habit, he’d need to change his career and not move in the sort of circles that drew him in in the first place.
What career does the doc push on him? Drummer.
Yeah, professional musician. That’ll keep him off of drugs.