When Jesus was in the wilderness being tempted this is how it went: (1) Satan tempted him with untrue words. (2) Jesus replied with The Truth every time – scriptures from what God says.
I copy Jesus in this. I like to respond to my troubles by figuring out what Truth of God neutralizes the lies that I’m believing that are giving me emotional pain. Then I meditate on the Truth until my pain goes away. This works better than a bourbon on the rocks to relieve my emotional pain. Although I have used bourbon as a crutch through the years. But it has lots of other troubles associated with it. Jesus’ way is better. But I don’t think alcohol is always wrong for us.