THE SIGNS OF A FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC ARE MENTIONED BELOW. IF SOMEONE SHOWS THESE SIGNS, THEY MAY BE AFFECTED:1. THEY TAKE ALCOHOL INSTEAD OF FOODOften, functioning alcoholics take their drinks as a meal. They have literally no interest in food. They consume alcohol in breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their food is not edibles, but alcoholic drinks only. They are in deep love with beer and other beverages. This is a serious sign.