Many times alcoholism creeps up on the abuser. If you are astute, you can be on the lookout for the signs of a functioning alcoholic. If you have started to experience some signs listed below then you should consult with a professional. Alcoholism has both negative social, and physiological effects. Contacting Lucida Treatment Center in a timely fashion can save your life and save your family and friends a lot of heartache and worry. Our bodies were made to last. Don't let alcohol abuse steal precious moments from your life. Am I Predisposed To Alcoholism? There is some truth to the fact that children of alcoholics are 3 to 4 times more likely to become alcoholics themselves. However, there is more than genetics involved. Becoming an alcoholic is also attributed to the environment and other factors. Your will to not follow in your parents' footsteps is crucial. Understanding the signs of functional alcoholism is a step in the right direction.\u00a0 Alcohol does become a physiological dependency after prolonged abuse. Always be aware of the reasons why you are drinking. Speaking with a professional about this is a great idea. The staff at Lucida Treatment Center can help you get clarity. Signs Of A Functioning Alcoholic Like any other disease, the signs of a functioning alcoholic are subtle. They are easy to miss because you are indeed functioning. The basic number of drinks is the first indication of an alcohol abuse situation. If you are a woman and you consume more than three drinks daily or seven drinks in one week\u00a0you may be exhibiting signs of a functioning alcoholic. Conversely, for men, if you are drinking more than four drinks per day or 14 drinks in one week, you are at risk. Some signs of a functioning alcoholic include: \tJoke\u00a0about being an alcoholic \tLost friendships or\u00a0had problems in your interpersonal relationships, you haven't\u00a0reduced or stopped your alcohol use \tBeen arrested (DUI or DWI) or warned from law enforcement \tFeel that you need alcohol for confidence or to\u00a0feel comfortable \tConsume alcohol in the morning or when you're by yourself \tBecome intoxicated unintentionally\u00a0have blackouts or forgot what happened \tLie about drinking \tGet angry about drinking \tConceal\u00a0drinking, \tLoved ones are concerned \tLoved ones make\u00a0excuses Don't Ignore The Signs Just like an alcoholic who has lost everything, the functioning alcoholic needs to seek treatment immediately. There are health risks involved with alcohol use that you will suffer just as the all-out alcoholic. Some\u00a0physiological damage that you can cause to your body is liver disease, cancer, serious memory loss, brain damage, high blood pressure, and pancreatitis. Aside from the physiological damage that can be caused, there are several lethal behaviors that have a higher incidence among people who abuse alcohol. These include child abuse, lethal car accidents, domestic violence, fetal alcohol syndrome, and murder or suicide. If you ignore the signs of a functioning alcoholic, you can become a dysfunctional alcoholic and began to lose the necessary components of your life. The alcohol has taken over and your life begins to unravel. How Lucida Treatment Center Can Help With Signs Of A Functioning Alcoholic Aside from alcohol addiction treatment we also offer the following treatment options: \tOpioid addiction treatment center \tNon-12 step recovery program \tLove addiction treatment center \tOCD treatment center \tBorderline personality disorder treatment center Our staff will call you or your loved one out on the exhibited signs of a functioning alcoholic. Call our admissions staff at right away, and speak frankly about your alcohol use. The trained professional on the other end will let you know if you are a functioning alcoholic or not. Seeking help is imperative.