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- 10-17-2012 08:16 AM #11
If a person injests enough of any substance for a long time, and if that person has negative physical and emotional symptoms when they stop injesting that substance, then the substance is addicting. I have known people who drank a lot of diet Coke throughout the day (contains caffeine) and then had the same headaches, jitters, and nausea, etc. when they stopped drinking it - the same symptoms that happen when people go through withdrawal when they stop drinking coffee.
I've noticed that recently when I visit the Coffee Forum and read all of the posts about coffee, I suddenly want to have a cup of coffee. If I walk away from the computer and go do something else, the thought usually goes away. I doubt that reading and discussing something can make you addicted. If you're already addicted, reading and discussing it will make the cravings come real fast.
- 10-17-2012 08:35 AM #12
And of course if you drink two liters of diet coke/coke or whatever a day, then yes you can get everything you describe. (I may be exaggerating with two liters, but whatever constant amount that is more than the "norm")
However, just reading and discussing something can't make you addicted to anything.. Except maybe reading and discussing it LOL...
Edited: As an example FaceBook, people are addicted to that, and it is simply reading and discussing
Last edited by MyMugsHalfFull; 10-17-2012 at 08:36 AM. Reason: add an example:
- 10-17-2012 12:05 PM #13
Lol, I don't know but I am not certain about my addicting personality. Sometimes, I feel that I do have an addicting personality while sometimes I believe that I don't. So, I am not really sure but in terms of coffee, I don't know if you can say addiction or routine, whatever. "Positive addiction" is the best word for coffee, I read here on this forum the other day.
- 10-17-2012 07:06 PM #14
True.. Coffee isn't hurting anyone, so let it be an addiction. Just don't drink 12 cups daily
As long as you aren't suffering any ill effects from coffee, nothing wrong to being addicted to it. Seems like a harmless enough addiction. I can't see a reason why it would be harmful.
Even a facebook addiction can be detrimental to a lifestyle, I don't see how a coffee addiction could be...
- 10-17-2012 11:15 PM #15
So, my message would be to go for coffee without any fear. Obviously, not as much as 10 or 12 mugs a day as you just mentioned. As it is rightly said,
"Excess of everything is bad".
- 10-18-2012 12:44 AM #16
- 10-18-2012 07:42 AM #17
- 10-18-2012 08:46 AM #18
Vive El COFFEE!
- 10-18-2012 11:18 AM #19
- 10-18-2012 07:27 PM #20
Of course, I am much more peaceful once I have had my coffee... If there was something worth fighting for, it would be the right to have that steaming cup in the morning so you can face your day. You know coffee has been the provocation of some revolutions lol.. Like the Boston Tea Party, it really wasn't about the taxes lol, it was about the taxes on coffee and trying to force people to drink tea lol