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is an agricultural community located near the coast about 45 minutes northwest of Santa Barbara. One of the community’s chief claims to fame is viticulture: wine-tasting tours are a major part of the local economy.
Almost 30 years ago, an article appeared in the Chicago Tribune in which concern was expressed over increasing wine consumption among young, professional women and the ways in which wine was being marketed to this demographic as “a sophisticated drink that is associated with the ‘good life.'” There was speculation as to whether or not such an image – along with the perception of wine as being less potent than hard liquor – might lead to increasing rates of alcoholism.
The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter what form of alcohol is abused – all alcoholic beverages have the same potential to create dependency. Such dependency often requires professional recovery services.
Items to Take to Treatment Centers
When arrangements are made for residential recovery services, the patient is usually provided with a list of items to bring, such as clothing, reading material, prescription medications, and pocket money. Prohibited items usually include personal electronic devices and any toiletries or medications containing alcohol. It’s also advised that patients leave expensive jewelry or large sums of cash at home.
Are Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Be Alcoholics?
According to a 1999 article in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, those who were exclusively wine drinkers were intoxicated less frequently and had a lower rate of alcoholism. Some of the reasons:
- Wine drinkers typically drink less in general
- Social expectations and standards of behavior
- Most wine consumption takes place with meals
- Wine enthusiasts often drink pricier wines so expense becomes an issue