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I got a cola/caffeine addiction right now. I've switched to fruit drinks to sort of curb it down. Going to try and keep this up. By making this thread I can officialize (not a word don't care) it to discipline me.

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You can't get addicted to caffeine. It's a stimulant and it can create very mild dependence, but no caffeine addiction has ever been documented in humans. If you just feel like drinking several mugs a day, that's not addiction.

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You can have a mental addiction to something.

 

I have an addiction to cigarettes I've been trying to kick. I'm not making any progress though.

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Chewing tobacco. Been going to sunflower seeds but it's hard when literally everyone at work is using chewing tobacoo while we're working and when your own supervisor offers it if you have none.

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You can have a mental addiction to something.

 

I have an addiction to cigarettes I've been trying to kick. I'm not making any progress though.

But when people mean addiction, you have to compulsively seek and use a drug despite harmful consequences, enough that it gets in the way of your regular lifestyle. It needs to completely override your basic needs and it functions like a disease. If you just like to drink coffee or eat lots of chocolate, that's not addiction. That's also why the definition for shopping addiction and video game addiction are very debatable. If people just feel like shopping every day, that's not always indicative that they are addicted to it. Edited by Minccino

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Well I only drink coke when I dine on fast food so I suppose that'll stay put not a big deal. I don't drink any coffee at all but found some good types of tea to drink. I think I'll put coffee on the backburner for an emergency or something.

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But when people mean addiction, you have to compulsively seek and use a drug despite harmful consequences, enough that it gets in the way of your regular lifestyle. It needs to completely override your basic needs and it functions like a disease. If you just like to drink coffee or eat lots of chocolate, that's not addiction. That's also why the definition for shopping addiction and video game addiction are very debatable. If people just feel like shopping every day, that's not always indicative that they are addicted to it.

 

A mental addiction can be plenty harmful. I agree with your point about coffee and chocolate, but that's not what I'm referring to. A video game addiction is a bit more along the lines of what I'm talking about. Plenty of people are addicted to video games to the point of their real life taking a huge blow. There was a couple addicted to WoW who let their baby starve to death because they were too busy playing. I'd say that's a harmful mental addiction.

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I dropped a bad pop habit the middle of this year. I'm so proud of myself! I went from drinking unspeakable amounts of pop a day to not drinking any at all within the range of half a month or so. I don't remember exactly.

 

Sparkling water did the trick for me. It has the carbonation of pop, but no sugar or anything (some types have sugar or sugar alternatives, but not the type I drink).

 

However, now I have a sugar cookie addiction... Oops. Although the amount of sugar I've had from those is probably a very small fraction of what I was having when I drank pop like I did.

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I dropped a bad pop habit the middle of this year. I'm so proud of myself! I went from drinking unspeakable amounts of pop a day to not drinking any at all within the range of half a month or so. I don't remember exactly.

 

Sparkling water did the trick for me. It has the carbonation of pop, but no sugar or anything (some types have sugar or sugar alternatives, but not the type I drink).

 

However, now I have a sugar cookie addiction... Oops. Although the amount of sugar I've had from those is probably a very small fraction of what I was having when I drank pop like I did.

 

I stopped drinking soda (mostly) myself. Was gaining weight since I go out of control and usually drink too many when I do. For me, I could just drink normal water, and Gatorade. I just wanted some sort of drink with flavor. 

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I'm trying to get off sugar and caffeine, they are very unhealthy. I'm having a hard time though, and progress is slow. But sugar and especially caffeine are a lot more addicting than people think. You can actually go through withdrawal when drinking a lot of caffeine for a long time and then suddenly stopping, as you get really tired and have severe headaches.

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I am. I cannot share what that addiction is but I have been working to cease from it for a little over a year now. I take medication to help with urges.

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I'm not (the only "addiction" I really have is to video games, and last I checked having a hobby wasn't an addiction, WHO :dry:), but I know people who are. I mean I do have a sweet tooth among other things, but nothing worth calling an "addiction."

 

I'm just going out of my own way to never get into that situation where I would need to. Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do any drugs (of any real kind, unless you count allergy pills and the occasional Ibuprofen). 

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I don't have any real serious addiction...none that could be bad for my health anyway. 

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