Emotional Hangover Cure
You know that moment when you laugh because you think the person is making a joke but then you can tell from their expression they were dead serious? That’s exactly what happened to me the first time i heard someone use the expression, “Emotional Hangover”.
After that initial social foot in mental mouth, i dutifully kept my “Next you’ll be telling me about the Le Mans birth of your inner child” asides to myself.
Until i got sober. Then i recognized the shaky weakness in my stomach, the fatigue, sadness and headache after an emotional enema for what it was: a hangover. i’ve probably been having them forever, only they were hiding behind the alcohol hangovers.
Fortunately, the cure seems to be the same…early to bed and lots of sleep.
Posted on November 22, 2012, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery, Toolbox and tagged alcohol, alcohol hangovers, Alcohol Insanity, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, alcoholism, Emotional Hangover, Hangover, health, humor, inner child, mental-health, Recovery, sobriety, Toolbox. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.