I haven't had a drink for almost 21 years now, and I am proud of it. I haven't touched any cigarettes for nearly 4 years, and I am proud of that, too. But, I have to admit, that I have come close to reaching for a glass of whiskey and a cigarette a few times over the years, especially when I was dealing with major personal problems in my life. But each time I went to a bar, and all the alcohol in the world was at close reach, a voice inside me told me to go home, drink a cup of chamomile tea and deal with the difficulties in the morning. It always worked. I wonder why I couldn't hear that voice earlier, and why it took me years to overcome my addictions. I guess I wasn't ready to hear and accept it before. For you, who have been sober and clean for a while now, how are you dealing with temptations and urges to reach for the substance again when life gets challenging?