Why does a person who drinks too much forget the pain and sickness of the hangover? I would seriously like to know the answer to this. Is it something psychological? The person drinks, feels great when they're drinking, then the next day they're sick and it's awful! Later on, the person feels better so they want to drink again, apparently forgetting how awful it made them feel just hours earlier.
I'm not looking for AA answers. I don't care one iota about AA. I'm looking for REAL scientific answers to this question. Has anybody done any research about this phenomena? It seems to me that if the person REMEMBERED, he/she wouldn't drink too much the next time, or would decide not to drink at all. Thanks for your answers and/or directing me to information. I'm interested in learning. - JM