What Is a High-Functioning Drug or Alcohol Addict?

A high-functioning addict is someone who doesn’t fit the typical mold of a person with a substance use disorder; that is, someone who may have a good career, a happy family, and who functions well in society all while being addicted to drugs or alcohol. This can be just as serious a problem as that associated with an addict who has hit rock bottom, especially because high-functioning addicts rarely seek the help they need because they believe they have everything under control. According to Addictions.com, spotting a high-functioning addict can…

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