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Are you a high-functioning alcoholic?

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Are you a high-functioning alcoholic? Photographed by Kaleidopix
Are you a high-functioning alcoholic? Photographed by Kaleidopix
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Lee Squire, 51, the owner of Fernwood Fitness health club, Ballarat, was a high-functioning alcoholic.

She shares: "I was 49 and alcohol was ruling my life. It wouldn't have looked that way, though. I was a wife, mother and award-winning businesswoman. I was a high-functioning alcoholic and had been for years. It started with a bottle of wine a night - which, over time, became two. I'd often pass out on the couch and stay there for the night."

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