The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65565   Message #1081086
Posted By: JohnInKansas
28-Dec-03 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: RE: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
The stages, as recited at treatment are, I'm told:

Amorose (Amorouse)

They are pretty much unvarying in order, and in reverse order durig the sober-up process; although it's easy enough to slip quickly through one or more stages and on to the next. Habitual driners usually learn to obtain their prefered state quite rapidly, ignoring or avoiding the others. Often called "PBL," or "Proper Buzz Level."

These are also the same stages observed in patients under anesthesia, and in reverse order in those coming out from anesthesia. Many a "recovery room" nurse has worn a black eye to attest to the "belicose" stage in recovery from the anesthetics.