Just because someone is able to function at work or in life despite their dependence on alcohol does not mean that they are immune to its effects. Many high-functioning alcoholics, who make up over 20% of all alcoholics, continue on the path they are on until a crisis makes them consider getting help or spiral out of control.

Alexander the Great, Ulysses S. Grant, and Vincent Van Gogh are famous examples of high-functioning alcoholics from throughout history. Stephen King, Buzz Aldrin (the second man on the moon), and Samuel L. Jackson are modern examples of high-functioning alcoholics who sought help and who are alive today. Discover some of the most famous high-functioning alcoholics in this infographic by JourneyPure At The River.

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The Most Famous High-Functioning Alcoholics

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