Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Daily Reflection for 7/26/06 - "Hangovers"...


When a drunk has a terrific hangover because he drank heavily yesterday, he cannot live well today.

But there is another kind of hangover which we all experience whether we are drinking or not. That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday's and sometimes today's excesses of negative emotion -- anger, fear, jealousy, and the like.

If we would live serenely today and tomorrow, we certainly need to eliminate these hangovers.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 88

Thought to Ponder . . .

Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .

N U T S = Not Using The Steps.

1 comment:

Alcohol Testing Info said...

What excellent insight about emotional "hangovers" that quite possibly affect more people on a daily basis than hangovers from drinking. When you think about it moreover, emotional hangovers may in fact be more difficult to avoid or control than hangovers from drinking. This is, quite obviously, a great area for further research.