Do you deny or excuse your excessive drinking?
Denial is when you refuse to accept a harsh reality as truth.
At first, denial in high functioning professionals isn’t recognizable. You are able to explain away your alcohol or drug abuse to your family, loved ones, colleagues, and yourself. As you continue to abuse alcohol, the different types of denial become more natural to recognize and more destructive.
High functioning executive stress is a known cause of cravings for alcohol. Learning to manage your cravings before it controls you, takes practice, but it is not impossible. Do cravings for alcohol cause fear and uncertainty throughout your busy workday? It’s a known fact that stressful situations create the obsession to drink in those who suffer from substance use disorders. Learn to control your cravings.
As an executive, your daily routine has stressful situations lurking
Do you think you are drinking too frequently or having more drinks than intended? Learn how to spot early warning signs of an alcohol use disorder in high functioning executives.