Emotional intoxication occurs when personal conflicts and emotions directly affect our physical and psychological well being. Emotional intoxication manifests in symptoms like irritability, depression, emotional instability, and fatigue. Anyone ever hear this term? I heard it yesterday on a recovery podcast and googled it and it describes me to a T. When I allow myself to go there (it happens a lot) it is like I am drunk on negative emotions. I pass out by 8pm and wake up feeling like I have a hangover complete with feelings of guilt, anger and nausea. I think growing up with alcoholics has made me addicted to feeling bad. I have started attending al Anon and co-dependents anonymous and hope this is path to healing my heart. My son starts a new job today and he also started playing bass guitar for a local singer so things seem to be going good for him righ now. I am keeping my fingers crossed that things will just keep getting better for him but I’m trying not to have expectations.