Anyone have any input on neurotransmitters and the feel good hormones? I just wonder how much better my attitude would be if I knew what is causing my bum attitude that seems to flip flop when taking a drink.
That euphoric feeling when you have a few drinks is undeniable - at least for me (when I use to indulge). Of course that changes and alcohol does it's damage and wha la, hangover. The "why'd-I-do-that" syndrome repeats and suddenly another get-well drink sounds wonderful. You know the story.
There's a wealth of information out there but I don't think I've seen much discussion on that subject here. What else can kick in some endorphins, dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin besides illegal drugs or alcohol? Healthy living doesn't seem to excite anything in me although my well being and attitude (I can admit) is more stable but a long way from the happiness I want (I'm being truthful). Maybe there's a better way to explain this but please understand what I am saying.
I don't smoke marijuana but I've seen many a quitter take up smoking and they seem content and I can't help but believe that some kind of similar equal effect taking place by having a toke (but it's not for me).
There must be something. Anyway, what say you?
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