For women, it’s having more than three drinks a day or seven a week. If you drink more than the daily or weekly limit, you’re at risk.
That's not the only way to tell if you or someone you care about needs help. You might: Functional alcoholics may seem to be in control, Benton says, but they may put themselves or others in danger by drinking and driving, having risky sexual encounters, or blacking out. It can lead to liver disease, pancreatitis, some forms of cancer, brain damage, serious memory loss, and high blood pressure.
They may become controlled, successful "overachievers" throughout school, and at the same time be emotionally isolated from other children and teachers.
Their emotional problems may show only when they become adults.
When I first read the characteristics of adult children of alcoholics I had the sensation of being understood, even welcomed. The “Laundry List” was originally written by Tony Allen in 1977, in New York City at a time when there was only one ACA meeting, which he formed with former Alateen members, called “Generations.” Generations evolved into ACA, or ACo A.
Her research demonstrates that the brains of habitual porn users show great similarity to the brains of alcoholics.If anyone has inside information on the current staus of the Ala-non and ACA relationship, feel free to post a comment.The “Characteristics,” which are occasionally confused with the Laundry List, were written by author Janet Woititz, in 1983. She speculated that future brain studies would reveal that the surge of neurochemicals and hormones released when someone watches porn has measurably negative effects on the brain.
Recent studies are validating her theory about brain chemicals and porn addiction.
Most people who grew up in an alcoholic home know Woititz for her book, , which also includes his version of The 12 Steps.