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Large Wine Glasses Create Unwilling Alcoholics?

Posted by perle0 on 2006-06-13 17:01:36 (4603 views)

Did you ever order a glass of wine, and receive a small fishbowl containing roughly a third of a bottle? And did you then think, "Hey, it's okay...I only had one glass of wine!" If so, you're not alone--and you could be setting yourself up for problems later on.

A British clinic specializing in treating addictions warns that the trend towards larger wine glasses may lead people to drink more than they realize, making it easier for them to develop into alcoholics.

Until a few years ago the standard measure of wine was the 125ml glass, but now many bars and restaurants use 175ml or even 250ml glasses.

Nick Gully, director of addiction services at the Priory Clinic in Roehampton, said: "They fill them up and believe it is OK because they are only having one glass but that can now amount to a third of a bottle."

The clinic has found that the average age of its clients has gone from 45 to 35 and younger. "Often they will say that they do not have a problem and they only drink one or two glasses of wine a night," Gully said.

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micromanager for the future
Posted by william pretentious on 2006-06-29 23:11:38
"Lead" should be "led". One is LED to believe, not One is LEAD to believe.
downsized micromanager
Posted by william pretentious on 2006-06-29 23:13:35
I knew I should have kept my mouth shut...

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