As a recovering addict I can relate to having urges. Not necessarily to use drugs, but to just not feel what I'm feeling at that particular moment. I've reached also just reached a point that no matter what I'm going through or how bad I'm feeling the use of drugs will only cause more harm and bring nothing than more suffering or uncomfortability. This realization has prompted me to seek other methods and "coping mechanisms" that are healthier and produce different and better results. I'm involved in AA which helps a great deal, dealing with other like minded individuals helps me put things in proper perspective and stay grateful for what I have and where I'm at which is essential for keeping a healthy mindset. I keep busy and am always trying to improve myself. I keep moving forward because if I'm not I'm regressing.