Our feelings are designed to motivate us.
Our feelings are designed to motivate us, to then act accordingly, so as to remove our feeling.
Our feelings are not designed to be ignored. And, they are not meant to be covered over or disguised, by additional sensations such as drugs/alcohol/pharmaceuticals/thrills/distractions..
If we read our feelings accurately, and we then act accordingly, not only will they go away, but so too most problems that we know of in the world today. : )