A high-functioning alcoholic (HFA) is a person who maintains jobs and relationships while exhibiting alcoholism. It's important for someone who is a functioning alcoholic to understand the health risks for them may be just as serious as they are for someone who has a more obvious addiction to alcohol.
HFAs can exhibit various characteristics at different times or phases of their drinking that can be broken down into different categories and include but are not limited to:Denial:
Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
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