Can you get started without a cup of joe? Is your day incomplete without multiple hits of java. Can you pass by a Starbucks and not resist going in? You could well be a coffee addict. Seriously lady ... let's see.
Addicts will need a hit of their drug of choice whenever it starts to leave their system and their body starts to withdraw. Sleeping gives your body lots of time to metabolize the caffeine, which is why cravings happen in the morning.
Wouldn’t you say that heavy smokers and/or heavy alcohol drinkers are addicts? If that is the case, wouldn’t you say the same about heavy coffee drinkers?
Many addicts become experts in their choice of drug and will often indulge so much that they need some sort of variety if possible.
Withdrawal will make you do crazy things and will have a direct influence on your current mood and your personality whilst you are an addict.
This is a classic test that alcoholics do to themselves. If you struggle, then you may have a problem.
You are drinking so much caffeine that you are tolerant of it, and there is so little calcium in your system that you are unable to produce a decent adrenaline buzz.
Being overprotective of your coffee and being unable to share is a sign you may have a problem with coffee.
There are numerous withdrawal symptoms, and one of the semi-psychosomatic ones includes a headache or pains when a habitual intake ritual is missed.
Withdrawal makes you think negative things, and in order to remove such feeling, you are drawn to your addictive act. However, if the path to your addictive act is difficult, you will make silly decisions and do whatever it takes to reach your goal of indulging.
You have built up a tolerance that shouldn’t be at this level in a morning if you are an average coffee drinker.
To keep a long story short, calcium is metabolized to make adrenaline that powers your caffeine buzz, and your body is so low on calcium that it is using less on the production of your nails. Your bones will soon start to become brittle too as your body draws calcium from them. This is especially a problem for people that drink coffee without cream.
The reason for this is because you consider your addiction to be a solution to “something” and when your potential faux-solution (consumption) is limited or removed you resort to any other course of action, and the easiest course of action is anger.
Being passionate about something is fine, but when does a passion become an obsession?
This is partly because your adrenal gland is overworked and incredibly strained. The other reason is because you have made caffeine a big part of your daily intake to the point where your body suffers to function correctly without it.
There are things called addictive triggers that remind your conscious mind (your awareness) of your addictive act. A lack of triggers and a preoccupied mind may forget addiction for a while and even overcome all the nasty things associated with withdrawal.
Addicts will try to justify their addiction any way they can, so following clearly untrue and illogical ideas is quite common.
All drugs may be overdosed on, and a caffeine overdose may send you into shock.
When your body adjusts to having a chemical inside you, it will sometimes give you a hit of endorphins.
This may be a sign that you are an addict, but it is highly subjective and dependent upon your situation.
Being particular about your coffee is fine, but for some, getting it right becomes an obsession that makes them intolerable to other people when they try to make them coffee.
People that are addicted to a substance are often addicted to the many things surrounding it such as the smell.
The idea of not getting your hit may be very scary for you, which means when you enter a new place you will try to scope out the local café scene.
The need to consume quickly is a classic sign of a compulsive disorder related to addiction.
You may consider yourself an expert in coffee and nobody else can make it as good as you. If this is the case, is it possible you have a problem with coffee?
A mild obsession with coffee and coffee making is a symptom that you may like coffee a little too much.
The reason is because you know you are and the fact that it is so noticeable to other people is upsetting to you because you thought you were concealing it rather well.
When other people start noticing, then it is time to take a good hard look at yourself.
Sometimes the most telling signs are the most obvious, and a need to urinate frequently means you are drinking too much of something.
Some addicts will say they just like the taste, but if that were true then they would like decaffeinated as much as regular coffee.
Being low on money because you spend it on one thing repeatedly is a sign you may be an addict.
Do YOU drink too much coffee?
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