Life is full of many ups and downs. Bad things happen to everyone. Leaning on drugs as a way of coping with misfortune when it strikes is only but a temporary solution which only ends up ruining someone's life in the long run anyway. Instead of focusing on whatever it is you are going through why not look at the brighter side of life and start planning how you can turn your life around? Any strategies for escaping the trap of self-pity?