Yes, it is possible for someone to be a functioning alcoholic. This term is often used to describe individuals who are able to maintain their responsibilities at work or home, despite having an alcohol use disorder. Functioning alcoholics may appear to have their lives together, but they may be struggling with a variety of physical and emotional health issues related to their drinking, and their behavior may be impacting their relationships and well-being. It’s important to seek professional help if you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol use, regardless of whether or not they are able to maintain their responsibilities.