Is wine addictive? Is wine addictive?
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    I know quite a lot of people who always have a few glasses of wine every night (or maybe even a bottle or two!)

    I've always found this wierd, cause even though I come from a very boozey family, and can polish off a LOT at the weekend when I'm out..I've never really been one for drinking in the house - it always seemed like drinking for the sake of it to me.

    However, over the last year I've really developed a nice taste for wine. It started off on the run up to the wedding I think, I was working next to a Waitrose and their "Wine Cellar" area was awesome..and with the wedding and all chances to celebrate I kept taking home stupidly expensive and lush bottles of wine.

    Anyway...current day situation...we've joined a wine club and have a lovely supply of gorgeous wine in the house...I want wine every night, and I can't see the point in having a meal without it!
    I dont want any other booze, and I dont need a whole bottle (although it's getting there!!), but I'm starting to wonder if wine is actually addictive? I've never felt this dependant on something since I smoked.
    I seriously couldn't imagine not having a drink when I get in tonight

    Anyone else the same?

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    Some people have more addictive personalities than others.
    Although some substances are also addictive, their addictiveness will vary between people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SallyAnne View Post
    II dont want any other booze, and I dont need a whole bottle (although it's getting there!!), but I'm starting to wonder if wine is actually addictive? I've never felt this dependant on something since I smoked.
    I seriously couldn't imagine not having a drink when I get in tonight

    Anyone else the same?
    If that is true then you aren't really asking yourself an honest question.

    Seriously, if you are conecerned about your alcohol issues, you might not get the best advice on this forum. Have a look around www.alcoholconcern.org.uk for starters.

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    I don't drink in the house often. Never really understood it, unless you can't stand the wife/job/life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    I don't drink in the house often. Never really understood it, unless you can't stand the wife/job/life.
    My wife drinks heavily.

    But only if I'm in the house.
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    I used to be the same. I think it is addictive in the sense that alcohol can actually cause stress. So if you have some wine Monday night, the chances are by Tuesday evening you'll feel a little bit more stressed and in need of drink etc...

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    The alcohol in the wine, for some people - highly addictive.

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