The Hidden, yet Pervasive World of the High-Functioning Addict
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“The story of the high-functioning alcoholic is seldom told, for it is not one of obvious tragedy, but that of silent suffering.”
In her book Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic, therapist Sarah Allen Benton defines a high-functioning alcoholic (“HFA”) as one who is able to maintain a respectable, even high-profile life, usually with a home, fam…
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