Be careful not to over self medicate, and it's not always drugs or alcohol...ANYTHING can be addicting, if it eases the pain. Realize this and plan ahead by choosing some healthy things...like walking, exercise, become a health nut, read, write, do something positive...anything positive, and make it a ritual! That's one way to beat it !
A healthy lifestyle is an essential companion to any stress-reduction program. General health and stress resistance can be enhanced by regular exercise, a diet rich in a variety of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and by avoiding excessive alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. http://cortisol.com/activities-to-help-you-manage-and-cope-with-stress/
Natural Family Planning (NOT to get pregnant, lol) Fertility Awareness: Natural Family Planning (NFP) "Fertility awareness or Natural Family Planning is a method of birth control that does not use any drugs or devices. It combines the calendar/rhythm method, the basal body temperature method, and the cervical mucus method."