Euphoria—intense joy—is a signal that something you consider very pleasurable is happening. It provides energy to experience special moments at an intense level but is not designed to be sustained over long periods of time. Without euphoria you may or under-appreciate special moments, and your life may lack appropriate spice and excitement. Unmanaged euphoria can lead to a search for activities that provide a continual high (e.g., addictive behaviors) through direct or indirect self-medication that alters your neurochemistry—pseudo joy.
—Arlene R. Taylor