BOURBON WORKS, TOO: Treating emotional heartache with OTC pain relievers.
In college I was feeling bad about a breakup, and then, two Jack Daniel’s later, I felt fine. This was actually therapeutic, as I figured that anything that could be dispelled by two drinks couldn’t be all that bad. The realization was still there the next day, and in fact has served me well in general. Once you know that whatever upset you’re feeling can be dispelled by a couple of stiff drinks, you don’t even need the drinks to take it less seriously.