The emergence of wine addiction is not a one-off event, it is something that develops over time. Wine addiction is the end-result of wine abuse. This means that one of the ways to curb wine addiction, is to control wine abuse and possibly take it off the grid.

Wine abuse occurs when an individual takes wine incessantly to the point when it becomes an obsessive and compulsive act.

Hence, when the individual drinks wine to the point whereby the degree of obsessiveness and compulsiveness is high, then the person is addicted. Now, when addiction sets in, the individual would give precedence to wine addiction over other essential tasks.

This means that the individual in question would prefer to stay home all day and drink wine instead of attending to other important tasks.

People who are addicted to wine need help because just like other forms of addiction, they are likely to lose the essence of life with their addiction problem. Their health is also at risk because their body organs would be affected due to the addiction problem.

It would interest you to know that teenagers who begin abusing wine at a tender age, are likely to be addicted to wine before they become adults.

This is why parents need to be watchful of what their children or teenagers do, they must be on the lookout to avert various abusive tendencies that their children start to display.

If care is not taken, the young individual can combine wine addiction with drug addiction or any form of behavioral addiction, and the end-result could be disastrous.

Wine addiction affects the brain, heart, liver, pancreas and other vital organs. This is why people opt for organ transplant because their organs have been damaged by the excess wine in their system.

If you have a wine addiction problem, the first step is to acknowledge the fact that you are addicted, and you need help. Also, if you know someone who is addicted to wine, one way you can help them is to approach them with love and not prejudice.  


People reading the header of this piece would be shocked to see that wine addiction also exists. As a matter of fact, there is a thin line between wine abuse and wine addiction.

When a high level of premium is placed on drinking wine, such that the individual values it above other productive tasks, then wine addiction is in motion.

In the treatment of wine addiction, the best method of approach is the personal treatment method. This is possible when the addict is admonished by someone who is well versed in the concept of addiction.

Addicts do not like it when you condemn them, even though they know what they are doing is wrong, it is best to approach them lovingly.

Wine addiction is a sub-category of alcohol addiction, because of the constituents that make up the substance. Wine contains yeast which is responsible for the ingestion of whole sugar to produce ethanol, known as the major ingredient in alcohol.

One of the reasons why wine addiction is unknowingly widespread is because it is easily accessible and people love it. Wine addiction has advantageous effects that play out both in the short-term and long-term.

In the short-term, wine addiction causes extreme calmness, vomiting, somnolence; the individual is not able to concentrate, his or her speech becomes slurred and the person might relapse in a coma if care is not taken.

Looking at the long-term effect of alcohol addiction, the major organs of the body are affected. And if care is not taken, there is a tendency for deterioration to occur.

The Brain which is very delicate, could undergo modification whereby the communication pathways of the brain are affected, and memory loss could occur in the process.

The Heart too could also be affected. The individual could also experience irregular heartbeat, stroke or even high blood pressure.

The same applies to the Liver, being the natural filter of the body, it could deteriorate if the wine taken is too much. Some liver problems like fibrosis, hepatitis and others could occur.