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9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic

Via @MindBodyGreen

By Dr David A. Gruener

9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic

‘While alcoholism is a devastating disease that can destroy lives, some people who struggle 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 great neighborhoods, and make a significant income.…..’ Read more here.

Signs that can help in identifying these ticking time bombs:

  1. They drink instead of eating.
  2. They can wake up without a hangover, even after several drinks.
  3. Not drinking makes them irritable, nervous, or uncomfortable.
  4. Their behavior patterns change significantly while under the influence of booze.
  5. They can’t have just two drinks. 6. Periods of memory loss or “blacking out” are common.
  6. Attempts to discuss drinking behavior are met with aggression and denial.
  7. They always have a good explanation for why they drink.
  8. They hide their alcohol.

 Read full article on MindBodyGreen here.

9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic