HIGH FUNCTIONING ADDICT
I had a wonderful life before I started doing drugs. I was a very successful entrepreneur from age 15 in India. Then I started here in the UK with a number of successful businesses and we ran a number of businesses in food and drink, including food exports.
An important thing to know about drug abuse and addiction is it typically happens on a gradient and can take many different forms. Partly this is the result of the varied effects caused by different drugs, but more than this, it is how someone reacts to a drug, the physical and mental changes and how much the lifestyle shifts.
High Functioning addicts can often be the hardest to spot as the outwards signs of success can be so misleading. See (blog on The High Functioning Addict) for more information on what this actually is.
The high-functioning addict will commonly be leading a secret life . True, the actual consumption of drugs or alcohol may be known about, but the dependency is not and that is the key difference.
Unfortunately, when most of us think ‘drug addict’ we think of a person down in life , probably job-less, maybe criminal, generally spending their days at home in drunken or drugged stupors.