Caffeine Addiction Diagnosis

addictThis quiz will give you an idea of just how addicted to caffeine you really are.

Note: This quiz is for informational purposes only and not intended to professionally diagnose caffeine addiction.

Do you consume a caffeinated beverage daily?


Do you get a headache if you haven’t had caffeine by lunchtime?


Do you take caffeine pills if drinking a caffeinated beverage isn’t possible?


Do you consume at least 500mg of caffeine daily? (i.e. 4-5 coffees or 3 energy drinks)


Do you use caffeine instead of sleep?


Do you get irritable and impatient if you haven’t had your morning caffeine dose?


Does your current caffeine consumption no longer give you a boost, but just a feeling of normal?


Do you spend at least 25 dollars a week on caffeinated products?


Do you plan your day around getting your caffeine fix?


Do you drink more caffeinated beverages than you do plain water?



caffeine-curveThis caffeine addiction diagnosis tool can give you a good idea just how addicted to caffeine you really are.

While there is still ongoing debate as to how caffeine should be classified substance wise, anyone that has ever tried to quit caffeine can attest that the withdrawal symptoms can be quite uncomfortable.

So, in some sense, caffeine is definitely addictive. At any rate, caffeine is the most used psychoactive substance on the planet, therefore, it must have at least some grip on the billions of people who consume caffeine daily.

Should You Quit?

If you are a slave to your coffee mug or energy drink, then you already know the answer. The real question becomes, how am I going to quit without failing my day-to-day responsibilities?!

If you want to reduce your caffeine intake (or quit entirely), please download our book Awake (it's free).

For best results use the Wean Caffeine supplement (something we helped get to market). It helps you avoid the withdrawal symptoms that often come when reducing caffeine.

What’s Wrong with Being Addicted to Caffeine?

squirril-addictGenerally speaking, there is no right or wrong answer here, but instead, it greatly depends on the individual.

If caffeine is interfering with your ability to lead a productive and well-adjusted life, then cutting back may be in order.

May all be some good reasons to evaluate your addiction to the substance.

Also, if your health is being affected due to a caffeine allergy or underlying heart condition then caffeine may need to be eliminated from your diet.

On the other hand, if caffeine isn’t being abused, you enjoy it, and it helps you be productive there probably isn’t any reason to not enjoy it.

If you have to be addicted to something, I guess there are far worse addictions out there than caffeine addiction.

Written by Ted Kallmyer, last updated on November 5, 2018