There are legal addictions ...
there is the ultimate legal addiction
the brown thick syrup stuff
with exteme amounts of
Have you ever tried to kick? Just decided
to not have a cup for a day?
What did it feel like about 10:00 AM?
Yep, you're dealing with the caffeine JONES.
IF you have tried to quit and made
you've tried to quit and didn't-
You really don't feel its an issue
ADDICT about it in an email and
JAVA ADDICT will post your
If you have come this far and are so inhibited as to not
send an email-- well, go have a cup of mud
and come on back later....
Having started this page a number of years ago I want
to finally "REPORT IN"
Its was while on a ski trip in NH. I drank an entire
pot of very strong TURKISH coffee and
then went skiing. A total disaster. I couldn't do anything.
It didn even wear off over lunch.
I was in the lift line and saw a person I was skiing
I actually jumped out of line, crossed
in front of the oncoming chair moving down the mountain
(it would have been fatal)
and was chased by the ski operator until I escaped.
( The Java had obviously not worn off)
And that was it. Presidents day weekend 2002.
Check back in six months to see if I am still able
to successfully "kick the jones"
aka "java addict"
YEAR UPDATE ****
Readers Check In
I have one or two cups each morning. Period. I roll
out of bed and
It's one day after Presidents
day and the blizzard of 2003 is almost behind us. I am now reporting
in on how things have gone during my year since quitting the
First of all I did make it. No fall
backs or reverts to the addictive substance! It does feel a lot
better overall. I have been less jumpy and irritable in the mornings.
Generally its a feeling of getting off the roller coaster of
up and downs with caffeine and being more in control of myself.
NOW - Hearing all this - please feel
to write java addict with your success's OR failures in dealing
with Caffeine. As many have indicated - It doesn't count as a
failure to have a couple of cups of JOE a day. I know it works
for millions of people but it just didn't work for me.
start the coffee machine. Three years ago I had to leave home
with my family and was not able to have my java. At 10:00 a.m.
thought I was going to die. It felt like the hangover Tom Wolff
describes in "The Bonfire of the Vanities", like I had
a raw egg inside
my head, and every time I would move the yolk would bang back
against my skull.
I haven't missed a morning's cup of java since.
I'm addicted to so much more than just coffee that
the caffine seems mile in
Carol "soon to be" Cattanach
I just quite smoking. Don't even think of touching
Gary J. Soucy
Actually I came to this site because I thought you
were talking about
programming Java. But now that I see you're talking
about coffee, I'll give
you my feedback. I drink about 10 cups of coffee per
day - in a work week.
On the weekends I drink no coffee but about the same
amount of tea. I don't
find myself going through any withdrawals at all -
but perhaps because I'm
getting the proper intake of caffeine from my tea (which
is supposedly a
higher level of caffeine). So anyway, those are my
comments. I don't know
whether or not coffee is the reason I'm up until 1:30
when I have to get up
at 5:30 but, I'm no researcher.
Quit Coffee?? Why? I've been trying to figure out how
to grow the
stuff in J'Vlle.....
I tried to quit coffee cold turkey, got a horrible
migrane. Not worth the pain. It is my
last vice. Hope to die with a warm cup in my
Well, I drink Coke like it's water and I'm a fish,
but coffee has never been a huge source of
caffeine for me. I occasionally have some when I'm
in the mood. But, I'd have to say, my
brown caffeinated syrup would be Coca Cola!
i don't think i could stop drinking coffee, nor would
i want to. although i
have been trying to cut down which was prompted by
my boss who mixes
caffeinated and decaf together. tastes all the same
Anyone who has to quit drinking coffee
for any reason, and I stress any reason, must be in
a very sad state of
affairs. And no I have never, ever contemplated quitting.
Could I? I
really don't know, nor do I care. You see, I have been
since I was 4 years old, not that that is a record.
I actually know an
individual who was drinking coffee out of their bottle
when a toddler,
now that is a JAVA ADDICT. Back to the point in question,
ycch, just makes me sick to say it!! I have very few
vices left since
my divorce and since I quit smoking my pipe ( another
sad state of
affairs, the quitting part that is), so coffee and
the occassional (OK
the daily) glass of wine and the bottle or two of ale
are it, besides
my morning and evening coffee. Not that I would not
drink coffee during
the day, just that the occassion does not present itself
too often! So,
as you can see I am a confirmed although far from infirmed
I drink 4 or 5 cups of coffee in the morning but now
it's decaf. Two months
ago, I started mixing decaf into my regular to ween
myself. I kept increasing
the proportion of decaf and two weeks ago, I started
leaving the regular out
all together. I've had a headache but nothing unbearable.
I have been a tea drinker from a early age, a pepsi
drinker from a young boy
and now that I a middle age man I enjoy my 3 cups of
Java every morning.
From the words of George Jetson "Jane get me off
this crazy thing".
I hope my grammer and spelling is correct I have only
one cup of coffee in my
system and I need to wake up.
I am addicted but I limit myself to morning coffee
only. 3 to 4 cups and then
I am done. Just an AM addiction for me.