Euphoric recall

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Euphoric recall is a psychological term for the tendency of people to remember past experiences in a positive light, while overlooking negative experiences associated with that event(s). Euphoric recall has been cited as a factor in substance dependence,[1][2][3] as well as anger problems.[4] Individuals may become obsessed with recreating the remembered pleasures of the past.[5]


  1. ^ Perkinson, Robert R. (2011-06-17). Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide. SAGE Publications. pp. 107–108. ISBN 9781412979214.
  2. ^ Keane, Helen (2002). What's Wrong with Addiction?. Melbourne University Publish. p. 78. ISBN 9780522849912.
  3. ^ Washton, Arnold M.; Zweben, Joan E. (2009). Cocaine & Methamphetamine Addiction: Treatment, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention. W. W. Norton. pp. 170–. ISBN 9780393703023.
  4. ^ Fleeman, William (2003). The Pathways to Peace Anger Management Workbook. Hunter House. pp. 87–88. ISBN 9780897934176.
  5. ^ Daley, Dennis C. (1988). Relapse: Conceptual, Research, and Clinical Perspectives. Haworth Press. pp. 153–171. ISBN 9780866569194.

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