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Sarah Allen Benton, M.S., LMHC., LPC, is a licensed mental health counselor and author of Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal Insights.
The intention of "The High-Functioning Alcoholic" blog is to increase awareness about this hidden class of alcoholics and to provide information and resources to readers. My hope is that this blog encourages people to feel comfrotable to talk about their own struggles with alcohol and/or issues of a loved one. May this forum lead to a decrease in the stigma and a contribution towards shifting the image of the alcoholic so that those who are high-functioning recognize their problem and do not feel alone in reaching out for help.