Avatar universal
euphoric recall
Does anybody know or know where i can find the definition of euphoric recall?

thanks
Cancel
8 Answers
Page 1 of 1
474119 tn?1273845078
Euphoric recall is when a recovering addict gets lost in the remembrance of past addictive behavior, recalling that behavior as ecstatic rather than insane.  In euphoric recall, we fail to remember the massively negative consequences of our behavior, which have brought us to recovery.

Hope that helps.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
interesting.  never heard that term before.

Kove
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
482220 tn?1238125851
Yes! The failure to remember the horrible negative consequences, especially the withdrawals. Amazing how our bodies quickly dampen those memories.

As a reminder of the pain and suffering, I thought about tattooing "dumb @ss" backwards on my forehead, but that would be bad for my career.

Ideas anyone?
david
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
565430 tn?1272699420
I think that has been my biggest downfall over the years
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
638412 tn?1295050475
ROFL paul....that really might work, but I can see the down side of it.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I am in that right now, more in that out. Guess cause I need the meds for pain and this constantly reminds me of when I was high I could just think "F it, so what if I have these ailments, I'm high as a kite". Now I have nowhere to escape except to reality of no pills  . Unfortunately, I am not far enough into my recovery to enjoy ANYTHING yet! Come to think of it, I didn't enjoy when I was taking opiates anyway. I always hated being stressed at the pharmacy wondering what the people were thinking of me, would my script go through on 25 days, and pill counting etc.

Tammy
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
401095 tn?1351395370
I think we were made to put the pain aside and remeber the good..the euphoria...or a women would never bear child again!  LOL  negative aspects of thing  seem to fade...when i look back on my marriage/which was full of negatives/i tend to remember the positive.....after we quit narcotics or any addiction,,,with time we remember the good stuff and the negative things fade..that is why we relapse and need to keep up with our past addiction in a real sense...aftercare is crucial...right after people quit/me as well/ there is an excitement aspect to it/then we fall back into everyday life...and it is just not so "wonderful" to be drug free anymore...we forget the pain it caused us as we r programmed to do so just so we can survive life! serves us well to even write down the reasons we quit..or relive them in our minds from time to time...go back to that moment when u felt like a miserable loser...and stay there for a bit to remind urself it is not a happy place to bet
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
482220 tn?1238125851
well put worried.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Addiction Answerers
4522800 tn?1470329434
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
phoenix, AZ
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
495284 tn?1333897642
Blank
City of Dominatrix, MN
3197167 tn?1348972206
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
los angeles, CA