Overcoming Coffee Addiction

a cup of coffee

Coffee addiction has its damaging effects, just the same as any other addiction.

Is the best part of waking any kind of coffee in your cup?

Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee while indulging in afternoon conversation with a good friend?

Or are you more of a regular at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts?

If the employees know you by name, there could be a real problem at hand.

A problem that goes by the name of an Addiction to coffee.

An addiction to coffee is an extremely real addiction and is very common around the world.

Coffee can be purchased by the cup at franchises that bring in billions of dollars and even small local cafes and coffees shops have high success rates.

Why?

Because people enjoy coffee and some even rely on it.


Whether or not they realize it.

They use it as a comfort, an energy booster and a conversation piece.

It's even served at many addiction support meetings!

Coffee contains caffeine, which gives a non, lasting energy boost and it also stimulates the Central Nervous System, which affects the stress hormones and causes you to feel abnormally alert or relaxed.

No wonder it's become a part of our culture and at prices starting out as cheap as $1.50, it's one of the most affordable addictions.

While drinking coffee in moderation is okay, too much is bad for your well being and may lead to addiction.

If you need to make a cup of coffee at the start of each day or make a stop at your local coffee shop on the way to work Monday through Friday, you are likely suffering from an addiction to coffee. Signs Of Addiction

The Damages of Coffee Addiction


  • Nausea.
  • Anxiety.
  • Fatigue.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Jitters and increased heart rate due to excess caffeine in the system.
  • Frequent Headaches.
  • Stomach pains.
  • Malnourishment due to lack of a healthy diet and excess coffee consumption.
  • Going over budget due to spending money on coffee.

Overcoming Coffee Addiction

Although coffee is absolutely everywhere (have you noticed a Starbucks on every city street corner?) you can overcome your addiction to it and make a healthy start through recovery.

Here are some ways in which you can begin overcoming addiction to your coffee:

  • Realize that you are addicted to coffee and cannot enjoy nor consume it in the same fashion as some others.
  • Gradually decrease your coffee intake, as quitting cold turkey is not recommended for this addiction. Instead of purchasing the Grande size cup, get a size down. Slowly mixing decaf into your regular coffee is also helpful.
  • Find alternative drinks; orange juice is a great choice as it contains Vitamin C and is a favorite morning beverage; flavored water is another option.
  • Avoid routes that take you by a coffee shop.
  • Ask friends, family and co-workers who would normally purchase a coffee for you not to do so.
  • Exercise; this will curb your cravings for coffee and give you a genuine energy boost.

Committing to recovery from your addiction will allow you to put down the caffeine infused drink and enjoy a cup of life!

I use to love my coffee, the smell of it, the taste of it.

Eighteen and half years ago I gave up drinking alcohol and coffee and haven't looked back - I talk more about this in my book Overcoming Life's Challenges

Overcoming Coffee Addiction Quote By Unknown

Overcoming Coffee Addiction Quote By Unknown

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee.

Unknown



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