Tag Archives: High Functioning Alcoholism

Interventions for Alcoholism and Chronic Severe Alcohol Abuse
I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics drink every day, practically all the time. They usually live on the streets because they can barely function. I do just fine. I go to my IT job Monday through Friday, make all my scheduled appointments, and help my daughter with her homework some evenings. I don’t think there is connection between the aggravation and irritability I feel and the days I do not have those tasty beverages. I don’t pay attention to how many Vodka cranberries I pour on nights when I’ve had a rough day, because I’ve earned some relaxation time. I can ...

How Your Job Plays A Role in Binge Drinking, Alcohol Abuse and Functional Alcoholism
One of the major misconceptions surrounding alcoholism is that alcoholics are always obvious. While some people make no effort to hide their drinking from friends and family, others are accustomed to hiding their problematic behaviors every day, and several others do not realize they have alcohol dependency issues. Part of the reason for this lack of awareness is the concept of “high-functioning alcoholism.” This term describes a person who drinks excessively without allowing the drinking to interfere with daily life and work, at least at first. Eventually, such a person will need to enter alcohol detox. California residents should know the signs ...