Hey phoenix ,
most healthy people i know who have underlying issues, research and get help with them , either through self help or help via a third party such as a therapist or even group support / therapy .
I think it's quite normal for us to become aware of larger themes and issues going on in our lives once we stop running from anything uncomfortable by drink/drug abuse .
Nothing has to be solved in a new york minute but i think it's healthy to come to a point of acceptance where we can live in relative freedom from such things .
Ups and downs still happen, it's how we deal with them that counts. gave up sept 2011
The cards of life won't break my hand, so let's pull on the freedom bell and ring.