tired man with alcohol

What Is A Functional Alcoholic?

Functional alcoholism is a term that refers to the use of alcohol in ways that are not harmful or problematic. It can refer to an individual who drinks socially but manages their drinking, someone who has a few drinks at bedtime and wakes up refreshed, or someone with a drink while playing for better performance.…

A man holds his head as he stares at bottles of alcohol, and wonders if he shows signs of alcoholism

Long-Term Effects of Underage Alcohol Abuse

Underage alcohol abuse can have serious consequences. Although alcohol is legal and available to those over the age of 21, it can cause significant changes in the body of an adolescent. Underage alcohol abuse can result in a number of long-term consequences including: Physical problems Unintended, unwanted, or unprotected sexual activity Alcohol-related car crashes Unintentional injuries…