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High-Functioning Alcoholics Throughout History

Did you know that at least 20% of alcoholics classify as “high-functioning?”

These are alcoholics who maintain outwardly successful careers and seemingly healthy social lives, while under the surface, their alcoholism simmers. Their closest friends and members of their family may be entirely unaware that they have a drinking problem. They may not even be aware of it themselves.

Just because their alcoholism is not seemingly causing them to suffer at work or in life doesn’t mean that they are immune to its effects. Some of the biggest warning signs of a high functioning alcoholic are:

  • Drinking alone
  • Hiding their alcohol
  • Stopping at one drink is impossible
  • Drastically changing their personality when they drink
  • Becoming hostile when they can’t drink
  • Joking about having an alcohol problem

Some of our most successful politicians, writers, movie stars, and artists have struggled with alcoholism in their lives, and there are many who fit the “high-functioning” label. The infographic below by JourneyPure at the River details ten of these figures, their accomplishments, and how their alcoholism impacted their lives.

High Functioning Alcoholics Infographic

Read more women who gave up drink and a list of 8 men who gave up booze, just the same.

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