While most of us are not addicted to heroin, we may be using excessive food, alcohol, nicotine or prescriptions drugs . They help to numb us to the pain of living in this world and yet they don't help us to cope in a sustained way.
First of all, ask for help from family, friends, and professionals etc. Suffer the embarrassment of saying that you don't know what to do. It is a big first step.
Instead say to yourself the following affirmations
I am safe and I am healthy when you are feeling despair.
Every morning, I wake up and pledge allegiance to myself to be loving, courageous and joyful. It helps to remind me of what the day will bring.....