Many of us know someone who is, or likes to think they are, a 'high functioning alcoholic.'
This person is usually a well-respected professional, a leader in the community, and spends substantial amounts of time working at various charities. It breaks my heart to know that unless this person WANTS to get better, this disease will kill him or her. But not before it destroys their health, their self-esteem, their career, their children, their spouse, their friends, their standing in the community, the respect of their colleagues, ... and the list goes on and on.
If you know someone like this, maybe this article will help: