I personally believe that there is a "euphoria" that we get from working the Steps and taking recovery actions. I believe it's mentioned in our book, as being referred to as a feeling of "walking hand-in-hand with our Creator" and "rocketed into the 4th diminsion."
I also believe that it is the result of tapping into psychic or "Spiritual Energy."
I've read some writings of a few Spiritual Explorers of old -- who cautioned that their disciples, followers or intiates... (depending on their chosen paths and disciplines) ... should be aware that sexual energy is often mistaken for spiritual energy and spiritual energy is often mistaken as sexual arousal.
For me, this is one of the things that I was concerned with in the early years of recovery. I was taking a whole bunch of actions that was tapping me into psychic and spiritual energy... and in this state... the euphoric state... it's easy to make a lot of serious physical mistakes that can require a painful and rigerous house-cleaning... down the road.
Perhaps, this is why further on in our book, we're cautioned about things like excitement, worry, fear, resentment, anxiety, the grouch and "the brainstorms."
Actions produce emotions.
Emotions produce euphoria -- or -- depression.
While under the influence of intoxicating emotions...
As alcoholics... we really got to be sure to keep our feet on the ground
When our head gets too far up in the air... (or ether?)
Psychic, Spiritual and Sexual Energy... are probably the most powerful of the powers that are inside us. And, they can be dangerous... as well as pleasant.
One thing that I've noticed among some people in the recovery community, is that they can often relate and understand how certain actions (sex or exercise for example) can produce such high states of euphoria and "feeling good." (The result of bio-chemical reactions in the brain)... but they have a difficulty in understanding that certain actions with the Steps can produce similar feelings... or, to the extreme... when they do see that the Steps can produce "euphoria and feeling good"... they get convinced that it requires medications to change the way they feel if they are depressed. (I hate to open a can of worms here with that statement, but it sure seems to be true).
Back to the topic of sex and relationships and newcomers?
Ahhhh. We've already beat that horse.
How about the Old-timers... who, it seems, are afraid... to feel good? It's too bad that we can't find a way to get through to them... that if they've been sober for a hundred years... and they are restless, irritable and discontented... that "we have a solution"?
Is it because they are so set in their ways of understanding... that they parrot to the newcomers "you've got to keep an open mind, kid!" ... when they closed up their own minds many years ago?
BTW: Please don't anyone think I'm referring to anyone in particular... well, I could be thinking about a few particular ones... but, they are not members here in the forum. It's people I know in local meetings. Sometimes, I look at them and think... "Geesssuss! If I was that miserable sober... and didn't change it... I'd rather go back to drinking and die drunk and oblivious of my misery!"