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A glass a day

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by peetbernadis, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. peetbernadis

    peetbernadis Active Contributor

    Can a glass of good old red wine, which according to experts and others is very good for the body and soul, not eventually lead to dependency? I glass leads to three...and then more and more....
  2. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    I think that it depends on the person, as you've said one glass can lead to two or three, but it's not like that for everyone. It depends on how do you perceive your relationship with the alcohol, I guess. I think that if you know how to manage yourself, a glass of wine at day can be good for the body.
  3. Belovedad

    Belovedad Active Contributor

    It's not necessary for anything and it would be easy to get addicted. So if you can avoid doing so then do it.
  4. Fyrion

    Fyrion Active Contributor

    If you plan to avoid red wine for its alcohol content and overall harmful drinks. I also suggest to avoid sugary drinks like Coca Cola,Mountain Dew. They are proven to be very harmful for their insane amounts of refined sugar cups and also have the potential of being addictive.
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  5. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    Red wine has been said to have some positive effects on the body. So if you're just going to have a glass a day, I don't think that it will cause any harm. But if you would take more, say the whole bottle, then that poses a problem. Too much of anything is bad. Just like medicine or drugs, if we abuse it, it won't do us any good.
  6. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I also think that it will depends on the person. Some might have more control or responsible compared to others or there are some who have more addictive personalities than others.
  7. Okaviator

    Okaviator Senior Contributor

    Too much of one thing is never good. So I would say that drinking only "one" glass of wine a day could have its medical advantages.
  8. peetbernadis

    peetbernadis Active Contributor

    Now that you mentioned it...some of our soda drinks can be more harmful than alcoholic drinks indeed. For other reasons of course, but they can be. Come to think of it, most everything has a harmful side to it ...even food, or should I say the food that we eat nowadays.
  9. oraclemay

    oraclemay Community Champion

    There is a lot of evidence that red wine is good for you, especially for women. However, you need to also bear in mind that although alcohol can relax you and help you fall asleep, it also disturbs your sleep by preventing you from entering really deep REM sleep, which is what we require for a good rest. Taking it too often can be detrimental to your sleep patterns.
  10. Marsan

    Marsan Member

    That's going to really depend on the person. Some people just can't have one glass, no matter what the health benefits are. In all seriousness, the 'healthy wine' argument probably catches a few people and gets them to relapse on alcohol. I hear people joking about it a lot, anyway.

    I feel like if you're going to incorporate alcohol into your diet somehow for the health benefits, you should cook with it instead of drinking it in any form. The heat will likely ruin most of the alcohol content though.
  11. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    A glass of red is probably good for most people and they can handle it. However, if you are someone with an addictive personality you would not be able to handle that. It is just one of the options that most people can this can get these options that you need.
  12. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    I know a lot of people that do this and don't seem to have a problem with it. They honestly do just have the one glass a day, my late grandfather was one of those people that just had a single glass with his evening meal, never more. I do think though that for me, that approach wouldn't have ever worked. One glass would have definitely led to more. So I think it just depends on the individual and their ability to stop at one.
  13. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    You can never go wrong with moderation. A few sips a day won't be bad for you but consuming a whole bottle of red wine everyday for several years is another story and one that likely leads to addiction. Once you start craving red wine and feel as if you can't live without it, then such a behavior means you're on the verge of addiction.
  14. Fyrion

    Fyrion Active Contributor

    Not all "fast food" or "desserts" are neccesarily bad, they are O.K to bite from time to time and our body is very resilient, you don't have to go full "paleo diet" to be truly healthy. The main problem with food and drinks is the quantity of refined sugar, artificial sweeteners or additives with weird unespellable names. Diet soda are still sugar bombs for example but Apple slices, burritos, grilled chicken and normal sized cheeseburgers are fine.
  15. djolem

    djolem Senior Contributor

    Not really if you are not prone to alcoholism or you have the history in this. If it is quality red wine it is really good to drink a glass a day. I had some issues with alcohol and I was avoiding all of it for some time but recently I had some good wine and I took a glass a day and felt great. I was less pale and I felt stronger actually. I think it is good for the iron level in your blood and it was a good home-made wine.
  16. GettingBetter

    GettingBetter Senior Contributor

    The one glass a day recommendation has had a lot of criticism leveled at it. I have to think this idea had to be funded by the wine companies! Although there is some evidence that red wine has health benefits, who is to say you should have it every single say? They also say this recommendation should be lower for women and people who with a smaller than average overall body size. Certainly it is dangerous if you are prone to alcoholism or if it runs in the family. Very much depends on the individual as does almost all advice, but I'd take this with a grain of salt.
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  17. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I have read some studies and articles claiming that a glass of red wine a day can reduce the risk of heart attacks and other heart diseases. I know that it has been proven a lot of times as well. What I would say though is there's a catch, especially if you have a history of addiction or you have a family history of addiction. It can be quite hard to control your intake especially when you're in the early weeks of your recovery. And you really cannot risk it since that first week and month is very crucial to your recovery.

    Maybe for people who don't have a history of addiction or an addictive personality, they can control their intake. I do know a couple who takes a glass of red wine a day and they are very much active. They combine that with eating healthily and working out which is very important. They are very much in control of their intake because they do have kids as well. And I know they weren't addicts before as well.

    So I guess it depends on the person's will and strength of mind... After all, you really wouldn't want the benefits of red wine when in the end you just become addicted to it.
  18. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Unless you are willing to drink strictly one glass of wine as you would any prescribed meds then I don't think you should drink any wine at all. Fact is if you got some "buzz" from a glass of wine there'll come a time when to get the same "buzz" you'll need to drink more wine. Maybe two glasses. And then more . . . and before you stop yourself you'll be an addict.
  19. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    I can see where your coming from when it comes to a recovering alcoholic. A glass of wine a day is supposed to be good for you. When it comes to a recovering alcoholic having a glass a day that can be risky. If your in recovery you have to stay away from drinking period. The facts are basically true about red wine in moderation being healthy, but it can be unhealthy if it's not done that way.
  20. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    One glass of red wine a day isn't going to lead you into alcoholism in my opinion. In some cultures in the world its the everyday norm to have a glass of wine with the evening meal, and I think you'll find that in countries such as France, Germany and Italy they don't have any more alcoholic's than other countries do, percentage wise.