Are you drinking on a empty stomach? The caveat? angry or defensive reactions when someone brings up the possibility of alcoholism. I don't know if I have depression, but I used to get bummed out a lot. Although they still have a job, their performance is probably not what it used to be. Well at the end of the day you probably came close to killing yourself with 25 shots in an hour, your body is recognizing all alcohol as posion at this point so when ever you force some down it wants to expell it from your body. The term “functioning alcoholic” is generally used to avoid labeling someone as a stereotypical alcoholic. Sadly... not much. When the results came back it showed that indeed some of my liver functions were outside the acceptable parameters. I should've mentioned. Two years ago, Andy Boyle, a Chicago-based web developer for NBC News Breaking News, decided to quit drinking alcohol. Your only 28 so if it is HCV you shouldn't have too much liver damage. I've had relationships end (or not even start) because of it. I didn't drink for almost 2 years due to being pg and bf my son. There’s a nasty misconception out there that goes something like this: when you’re sick, your body’s filled with viruses and bacteria. try another liquor. Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. During this stage, individuals may feel like they are a “functioning alcoholic,” despite all the changes alcohol has caused them to make in their lives. I also find that I can go a month or more without having a drink or even wanting once, then feel like a rye and coke or two before dinner, or even getting a little bit (or a lot) happy. I am in the same boat and I am really worried. Do you enjoy the same types of foods that you offer to others? For more information on the stages of alcoholism for functioning alcoholics, contact us today. This stage of alcoholism is often defined by the goal of “drinking to get drunk.” At this point, people may not be physically addicted to alcohol, but they may be psychologically dependent on it. CALL: 844-951-1939. Sure, I've done a few shots of Malort (a terribly famous Chicago liqueur, it’s disgusting) with people who've never tried it. It's a depressant. Since I stopped drinking, I've yet to wake up and look at my phone, see something I texted, and go, "Ugh, wwwwwwwhhhhhhhy." In reality, this isn’t true, because after they consume their first alcoholic drink, they usually struggle to control their drinking. To make sure you’re not praying to the porcelain gods for all the wrong reasons, we spoke to a couple doctors to find out how much you can safely drink when you’re under the weather (without ending up under the table). It's pretty hard for me to stay up past 11 p.m. these days, even on weekends. Maybe he was trying to get to the hospital to see his son who has cancer. So to answer the question: how much can you drink? I'm not talking hungover, it's just vomiting uncontrollably (to the point where I can't stop) even from the slightest amount of alcohol. As an alcoholic, that's not really how it works. Sorry if that’s not the answer you were hoping for. These stereotypes are only the end result of a much longer process, and they can mislead functioning alcoholics because their lives have yet to fit these stereotypes.