January 09, 2005

Eliminate emotional "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.

c. 1952 AAWS, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 88
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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