Some more advice i can give to you is to talk to someone person to person about your problems. Bottling in the emotions will have horrid consequences in the long term. Also, find some hobbies, be it new or old. We all have vices--some people excercise, run, work out, play sports. Others drink alcohol and use drugs. We choose which mediums we'd like to use to free ourselves from the stress of our day to day life. I used drugs in high school to mask the pain. It magnified my stress by 100, and while i grew mentally and physically, I was at a halt emotionally. I would not recommend drug use, except maybe marijuana every once and a while--if you can handle it. It does have the ability to CAUSE stress for some people, especially those with a stress disorder already. But it also has amazing medicinal benefits. I am an advocate of marijuana legalization, but that's neither here nor there! Politics have no place in healthcare.
Personally, i like to run--it gives me the high that i used to seek through drugs. I also read a lot and have sex often(we all have needs!) Don't be scared to be open about your emotions, i.e. if you're feeling depressed, while it is a completely normal state of mind, talk to someone about it. Therapists do help if you let them!