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Coffey Tolstrup

Bio Statement While alcohol dependence is a disastrous disease that can ruin lives, some people who struggle with it manage to keep big responsibilities and stressful jobs. 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 substantial income.

But unfortunately, simply because they are high-functioning does not mean that they're immune to the effects of alcohol. They're still in danger of hurting themselves and others around them. A pilot nursing a hangover, a surgeon with shaky hands, or a banker handling large sums of money are each at-risk of causing horrible disasters if they stay on their dysfunctional path.

Here are a few clues that can help in recognizing these time bombs:

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1. They consume alcohol instead of eating food.

Problem drinkers will often replace meals with a couple of drinks, lose interest in food completely, or use mealtime as justification to begin drinking .

2. They can wake up without having a hangover, even after numerous drinks.

Consuming alcohol routinely over a substantial period of time can induce the body to become addicted to alcohol. Regularly high-functioning alcoholics are able to drink a good deal without the same hangover that afflicts the not habitual drinker.

3. Abstaining makes them irritable, jittery, or uncomfortable.

If an alcoholic is required to avoid consuming alcohol, his or her body often responds adversely, as they depend on the sedative effects of alcohol. Abrupt quitting can induce tension and anxiety, nervousness, perspiration, a quickened heart rate, as well as seizures.

4. Their behavior patterns transform dramatically while under the influence of booze.

Problem drinkers may change dramatically when they drink. A typically mild-mannered individual may become aggressive, or make impulsive choices.

5. They can't have just two drinks.

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

6. Time spans of memory loss or "blacking out" are typical.

Many problem drinkers will take part in activities that they have no recollection of the next day. They may not seem extremely intoxicated at the moment, but they're unable to remember events that happened.

7. Efforts to talk about drinking habits are met with hostility and denial.

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

8. alcohol addiction have a good reason for why they drink.

If flat denial or aggression is not the opted for mode of evasion, most problem drinkers will have a somewhat reasonable explanation for their behavior. Stress at the workplace, troubles at home, or an abundance of social activities are prevalent excuses to explain their destructive behavior.

9. ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE WITH HEAVY DRINKING . . .
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They conceal their alcohol.

Many problem drinkers will drink alone, or sneak drinks from a bottle in a workspace or in their car. This sort of hidden drinking is a tremendous red flag and there is no other explanation for their actions apart from alcoholism .

Let's try to keep our world productive, safe, and sober by keeping our eyes open for questionable actions in order to get these troubled coworkers, family members, and neighbors the help they need.

Indications of a High Functioning Alcoholic

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

Just because they're high-functioning does not mean that they're immune to the repercussions of alcohol. A pilot nursing a hangover, a surgeon with unsteady hands, or a financier managing large amounts of money are each at-risk of causing terrible disasters if they stay on their destructive course.