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In comedies or children's stories, one of these might show up in conjunction with I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!or any of the related "fictional drug equivalent" tropes.How is a High Functioning Alcoholic distinguished from a High Functioning Person Who Likes a Few Drinks? This is why they may slide through the cracks diagnostically and have loved ones making excuses for their drinking.There are many adverse consequences of an HFA's alcohol usage that I briefly touched upon above under the "Drinking Habits" list and which I expand upon in my book "Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic." Although HFAs may not initially have all of the external losses leading to a dramatic "bottom", they report experiencing emotional pain, guilt and shame from their drinking.And like a Weird Trade Union, there can be patently ridiculous parodies of support groups.There are several typical formulas: Monsters Anonymous is a Sub-Trope.The actor nearly died from an accidental overdose.'In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,' he told Men’s Journal in 2015.'I was close to 230 pounds. 'The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.' But then he started working out.'When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,' he added.'Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.
My image of the alcoholic was always an individual who could not hold his or her life together, and I certainly did not fit that description.Support groups: The most common form in the popular consciousness supports addicts, but in both reality and fiction, all varieties of personal problems have groups dedicated to group therapy for them.Either way, it's cheaper than paying for a psychiatrist.HFAs have the same disease as the stereotypical "skid-row" alcoholic, but it manifests or progresses differently.Many are not viewed by society as being alcoholic, because they have functioned, succeeded and/or over-achieved throughout their lifetimes.