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I was listening to the radio recently and I heard an email from a listener. The person described themselves as a "functioning alcoholic". The didn't seem to label themselves as just an "alcholic". They thought because they were going about their daily business they were "functioning". The person convinced themselves because of all the stuff they did daily it wasn't affecting them. For someone that's alcohol dependent they see their world quite literally through rose tinted glasses. The don't know or see what their work colleagues, partner or even children see.

The person went on to explain they didn't always have a drink in the morning but wouldn't go pass lunch without drink and that would continue all afternoon. The mentioned that the house couldn't be without drink. It was quite a long email and throughout the email the wording "I NEED" was said over and over.

This person was not a functioning alcoholic they were an…