strawberries can help mitigate the stomach-punishing effects of alcohol consumption, and could even help improve the treatment of stomach ulcers. "the positive effects of strawberries are not only linked to their antioxidant capacity and high content of phenolic compounds, but also to the fact that they activate the antioxidant defenses and enzymes of the body."
Drugs are so taboo, people are ignorant of the positive effects they can have. Of course there are negatives too, but that doesn't mean just because a substance is labelled a 'Drug' it's automatically bad. Weed is a plant. Do your research!
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."
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 !
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) originated the idea for the 12-Step model in 1938, when founder Bill Wilson wrote out the ideas that had been developing through his experience with and vision of alcoholism. He wrote about the positive effects experienced when people struggling with alcoholism shared their stories with one another.