Cognitive euphoria (semantically the opposite of cognitive dysphoria) is medically recognized as a cognitive and emotional state in which a person experiences intense feelings of well-being, elation, happiness, excitement, and joy. Although euphoria is an effect, the term is also used colloquially to define a state of transcendent happiness combined with an intense sense of contentment. It has also been defined as an "affective state of exaggerated well-being or elation."
In the context of psychoactive substance usage, many compounds induce states of euphoria regardless of the person's previous emotional state. It is most commonly induced under the influence of opioids, entactogens, stimulants, and GABAergics. However, it can also be induced in a less consistent fashion under the influence of hallucinogenics compounds such as psychedelics, dissociatives, and cannabinoids
Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:
1,4-Butanediol, 1P-LSD, 2-Aminoindane, 2-FA, 2-FMA, 2-Fluorodeschloroketamine, 2M2B, 3,4-CTMP, 3-FA, 3-FEA, 3-FMA, 3-FPM, 3-HO-PCE, 3-HO-PCP, 3-MMC, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCMo, 3-MeO-PCP, 3C-E, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-FA, 4-FMA, 4-HO-DPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 4-HO-EPT, 4-HO-MPT, 4-MeO-PCP, 4F-EPH, 4F-MPH, 5-APB, 5-Hydroxytryptophan, 5-MAPB, 5-MeO-DiPT, 5F-PB-22, 6-APB, 6-APDB, A-PHP, A-PVP, AL-LAD, ALD-52, Acetylfentanyl, Alcohol, Allylescaline, Amphetamine, Benzydamine, Bromantane, Buprenorphine, Butylone, Caffeine, Carisoprodol, Cocaine, Codeine, DET, DMT, DOB, DOC, DOI, DPT, Deschloroetizolam, Deschloroketamine, Desoxypipradrol, Dextromethorphan, Dextropropoxyphene, Dichloropane, Dihydrocodeine, Diphenidine, ETH-CAT, ETH-LAD, Ephenidine, Ethylmorphine, Ethylone, Ethylphenidate, Etizolam, F-Phenibut, Fentanyl, Flubromazepam, GBL, GHB, Gabapentin, Heroin, Hexedrone, Hexen, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Isopropylphenidate, JWH-018, JWH-073, Kratom, LSA, LSD, Lisdexamfetamine, MDA, MDAI, MDEA, MDMA, MDPV, MET, MPT, Mephedrone, Mescaline, Methadone, Methallylescaline, Methamphetamine, Methaqualone, Methoxetamine, Methoxphenidine, Methylnaphthidate, Methylone, Methylphenidate, Metizolam, Mexedrone, Morphine, NEP, NM-2-AI, Nicotine, Nifoxipam, Nitrous, O-Desmethyltramadol, O-PCE, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, PCE, PCP, PMMA, Pentedrone, Pentobarbital, Pethidine, Phenibut, Phenobarbital, Pregabalin, Prolintane, Propylhexedrine, Proscaline, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushroom, Secobarbital, Sufentanil, Tapentadol, Temazepam, Theacrine, Tianeptine, Tramadol, U-47700, Zolpidem, ΑMT, Βk-2C-B
- Physical euphoria
- Cognitive dysphoria
Documentation written by Josie Kins