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What is a high-functioning alcoholic? When can you say that you are an alcoholic and a high-functioning one? There is a common misconception that for someone to be considered an alcoholic, their life must be falling apart. But not everyone fits this stereotype. Approximately 30 percent of Americans suffer from an alcohol misuse disorder. Many of which are high functioning individuals with successful careers and family lives. These individuals are referred to as high-functioning alcoholics. Watch our helpful video.

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There is a common misconception that for someone to be considered an alcoholic their life must be falling apart. But not everyone fits this stereotype. Approximately 30 percent of Americans suffer from an alcohol misuse disorder. Many of which are high functioning individuals with successful careers and family lives. These individuals are referred to as high-functioning alcoholics. Although they maintain seemingly normal lives, alcohol is still negatively impacting their physical and mental health.

It can be difficult to spot a high-functioning alcoholic but there are some signs to watch out for. They drink in the mornings. They drink before events where there will be alcohol. They finish others’ drinks. Their alcohol tolerance has significantly increased. They spend more time alone or sneak away during social events. They spend more time with others who drink heavily. They hide alcohol bottles in their office, basement, or study. Their spending habits change or they start experiencing financial issues. They are constantly finding excuses to drink such as a celebration, a bad day, a long work day, a weekend.

Exhibiting a combination of these behaviors could be a sign of high-functioning alcoholism. It is important to get help sooner rather than later. Do not wait for rock-bottom.

If you or anyone you know has a problem, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside. CLICK: https://mtsi.de/MTS or CALL 1-888-510-8852 (toll-free)

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