Many people believe that in order to quit drinking or using drugs they must first hit "rock bottom". This commonly held belief is actually quite damaging when it comes to seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. It is true that many people in recovery did hit rock bottom, or the point where their lives as addicts became so miserable that they had to get sober, in order to make a change, but it is by no means the only option to getting sober.
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There are many people who can continue to function despite having a drinking problem. They can hold down a steady job, have relationships, marriage, children, lots of friends, and lead relatively successful lives. These so called functional, or high functioning alcoholics, still have a drinking problem despite leading what appears to be perfectly normal lives.