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Tell Tale Indications Of A High-Functioning-Alcoholic

While alcoholism is a disastrous illness that can ruin lives, some people who battle with it manage to hold down stressful jobs and big responsibilities. From the outside, these so-called high-functioning alcoholics seem to have it all together. They can drive nice cars, live in good communities, and make a significant income.

Just because detox -functioning does not mean that they're immune to the repercussions of alcohol. They are still at risk of harming themselves and others around them. A pilot nursing a hangover, a surgeon with trembling hands, or a banker handling large sums of money are each at-risk of triggering terrible disasters if they stay on their dysfunctional path.

Here are hangovers of clues that can help in recognizing these time bombs:

1. They drink in place of eating.

Alcoholics will regularly replace meals with a few drinks , lose interest in food completely, or use mealtime as an excuse to start drinking.

2. They can get out of bed without a hangover, even after a number of drinks.

Drinking alcohol routinely over a long period of time can cause the physical body to become addicted to alcohol . Regularly high-functioning alcoholic s successfully drink a lot without the same hangover that afflicts the not habitual drinker.

3. Not drinking makes recovery , jittery, or uncomfortable.

If an alcoholic is forced to abstain from drinking, his or her body often reacts negatively, as they depend on the tranquillizing effects of alcohol. Abrupt quitting can cause tension and anxiety, nervousness, sweating, a rapid heart rate, and even seizures.

4. Their behavior patterns alter significantly while under the influence of alcohol .

When they drink, alcoholics may alter dramatically. A typically mild-mannered individual may become aggressive, or make impetuous decisions.

5. They cannot have just two drinks.

A problem drinker has difficulties stopping, and may even finish others' drinks. Booze will never be left on the table, and there is always a pretext for one more round.

6. Periods of memory loss or "blacking out" are prevalent.

Many problem drinkers will participate in activities that they have no memory of the following day. They may not seem significantly intoxicated at the time, but they're not able to recall activities that happened.


7. Attempts to talk about drinking behavior are met with hostility and denial.

When faced with issues surrounding their alcohol consumption, heavy users will typically retreat to denial or aggression, making a dialogue hard.

8. They never fail to have a good reason for why they drink.

Most problem drinkers will have a relatively rational explanation for their actions if flat denial or aggression is not the chosen method of evasion. Anxiety and stress at work, troubles at home, or an abundance of social events are common excuses to explain their damaging behavior.

9. They hide their alcohol.

Many problem drinkers will drink alone, or sneak drinks from a bottle in a workspace or in their vehicle. This kind of covert alcohol consumption is a tremendous warning and there is no other explanation for this behavior aside from alcohol addict ion.

Let's try to keep our society productive, safe, and sober by always keeping our eyes open for problematic behavior to get these struggling colleagues, family members, and friends the assistance they need.

Symptoms of a High Functioning Alcoholic

From the outside, these supposed high-functioning alcoholics seem to have it all together. They can drive nice cars, live in great communities, and make a substantial income.

Just because they're high-functioning doesn't mean that they're immune to the repercussions of alcohol. A pilot nursing a hangover, a surgeon with trembling hands, or a banker managing large sums of money are each at-risk of inducing horrible disasters if they stay on their destructive course.

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