Often addicts abuse substances in order to dull or numb their feelings, then when they become sober, they have a hard time dealing with their feelings. Do not be afraid of your feelings. Having feelings is a part of what makes us human! Express your feelings in a healthier outlet, such as journaling, art, therapy, music, or picking up the phone and calling a friend or a loved one. What are some other ways you can more positively deal with your feelings?