My not so strange addiction: Coffee – Does it come in an IV bag?
So…I may or may not be addicted to caffeine – coffee actually. Umm…I wouldn’t necessarily call it an addiction either, but a dependence on the substance (oh look I rhymed without even trying). Yes, yes, I know they’re essentially the same thing (same shit different pile… yada, yada. I get it.).
My addiction worsened during school and it seems to have drawn out now that I am no longer on campus. I sometimes drink between three to five cups of coffee (sometimes tea) a day. And as expected I’ve hit this perpetual cycle of dependence and over indulgence.
I drink it when I’m sad, tired, angry, annoyed and need to relax. I drink it for it’s flavor and as a refresher. Turkish, Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Americano, Regular – Iced or hot doesn’t matter. Francise coffee like Starbucks, Bridgehead, Tim Hortons or homemade, cold brew… shall I go on?
Coffee is coffee.
And coffee is so fucking good.
Before I drink coffee, I get withdrawal headaches. So I drink coffee for the purpose of ‘waking my brain up’; and added bonus is the headaches tend to go away. Then I have a second for ‘taste’, then a third because I’m ‘craving it’ after a few hours. All of this is followed by a caffeine headache – which is probably just dehydration.
See where I’m going with this?
Essentially I’m stuck in this cycle and I can’t seem to get out. I’ve done the ‘no caffeine week’ challenge where I replaced all caffeinated beverages with herbal teas and water. That sort of worked….but you know, once the week was over, it was back to square one. Maybe I’ll do it again and let you know how that goes.
Do you have any not so strange addictions?