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It’s not recommended to try to be a “functional alcoholic.” Alcoholism is a serious and chronic disease that can lead to many negative consequences, including physical health problems, mental health issues, and social problems.

Instead of trying to be a “functional alcoholic,” it’s important to seek help if you believe you have an alcohol problem. Seeking help can involve talking to a healthcare provider, therapist, or addiction specialist, and exploring treatment options such as therapy, medication-assisted treatment, or support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.

While it may be possible to function on a day-to-day basis while consuming alcohol, this behavior can have negative effects on physical and mental health, relationships, and work or academic performance. It’s important to address any issues related to alcohol use before they worsen and cause further harm.