What do you think of functioning alcoholics?

Like people with advanced degrees from competitive schools with great jobs who still can’t go a day without getting trashed

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  • 3 weeks ago

    It will catch up to them.

  • 3 weeks ago

    on that path eventually they stop functioning. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    there's a lot of people like that, it's normal

  • 3 weeks ago

    I used to work with a guy who would have a 40 OZ beer hidden at his desk every day and whenever my boss wasn't around would take a swig.  He was great at his job so I never said anything.  Eventually, he couldn't do his job anymore and my boss had to let him go

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  • KJC
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I don't think that is the definition of a functioning alcoholic, unless you mean they get trashed at home in private. So what do I think about that? They are deceiving themselves and everyone else. It is dangerous and sad.

  • Mikey
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I think there is no such thing.

  • 3 weeks ago

    they need to be careful

  • 3 weeks ago

    NOT THRILLED....

    • df3 weeks agoReport

      What do you mean? Not thrilled because they are successful while still being able to get drunk?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Well, that describes one of my grandfathers. He never missed a day's work. His heart was in the right place, but he still ruined my mother's life, because he did not take care of her.

    Also, there was a coworker who came to work stinking every day. One day, he didn't come in for several days, because he was dead. Barely 50 years old, what a waste, how sad.

  • Mier
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Ill be honest, I have had issues with alcohol but I still manage to get a lot done. 

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