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?

See Also: 20 Awesome Benefits of Quitting Caffeine or Coffee!

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?!wean caffeine If that’s the case, then consider a product we endorse like Wean Caffeine to help you detox without withdrawal symptoms. Wean Caffeine allows you to gradually cut down on caffeine so that you can take back control of your natural energy levels while not losing control of your life.

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.

Get Help Quitting Caffeine

Reduce your caffeine intake without pain and discomfort.

See our new 10-step plan
  • Taylor

    I had one sip of a monster energy drink and it almost made me blow chuncks, but my friend chuged the rest of the energy drink and loved it.

  • CaffeineChemist

    I do love my energy drinks, and I HAVE paired sodas with food like wine and cheese, but I cannot for the life of me stand Monster or anything that’s a Red Bull knockoff. Monster I dislike because it isn’t a ‘good’ caffeine buzz for me; it just makes me jittery, hyper, and unable to focus. Funnily enough, other drinks that came out around the same time period as Monster don’t do that to me. I’m fine with Rockstar, Amp, Venom, Full Throttle and even NOS if I’m really tired (and ONLY if), but not Monster. It’s like it gives me a ‘bad caffeine trip’ if that makes sense.

    Red Bull and its knockoff clones I dislike because an energy drink HAS to disguise the caffeine bitterness if I’m gonna drink it. Xyience gets a pass because it doesn’t leave me feeling dehydrated afterwards. Full Throttle I like because there’s something else to it. There has to, in other words, be a flavor there to compensate for or cover up the bitterness. For example, I can’t stand Venom Black Mamba, but I like Death Adder and Killer Taipan (the latter more than the former, because yum mango).

  • vj

    i dont do energy drinks as too sweet- i do vivarin – absorbs faster and dont get quite the sugar down
    you did not account for that at all in this quiz

  • Flopsy McDoodle

    Monster and Red bull give me heart palpitations, but that may be because I was drinking 2 litre’s of Mountain Dew a day. I am currently in day 2 of caffeine withdrawal and I hate everyone. My head is splitting and I want to rip my eyes out of my sockets. Sucks ass to do but I think it was messin with my health. End.

  • Tom

    My problem was not energy drinks. For me they all taste way too sweet. My issue is coffee, I drink it black with no sugar but have been doing it for years & before I quite drinking it I was consuming about 12 cups daily. I’m in the last part of the second week of withdraw and for the last four days my ears have been ringing non stop with maybe a very slight headache. The article on this site says about a week is all it takes to get through this, I’m confused.

  • ted

    @Tom you were more on the extreme end at 1500mg a day roughly. This will take you several weeks to detox. One week is for the regular user which is around 200-300mg a day.

  • Amber

    hahaha lol, i scored 0 out of 16 πŸ˜€

  • Rachel jumalon

    Im n0t into energy drinks buT i’m sure i’m so dEpendEnt oN cofFeE and softdrinks, particularly coca cola. I’m trying to eliminate them slowly c0z we realLy knOw they’re nOt goOd.

  • Rachel jumalon

    I was drinking coke for almOst 23 yearS i guesS buT n0t everyday. That’s why i’m starting w0rRy and trying to avoid it c0z i fEel headache if i drink m0re than 16 oz in 1 day. And w/ cofFeE, its n0t blaCk bt 3 in 1 buT 2 cups a day . .

  • UhnAhni Muss

    Yeah, this s**t is crazy. I just quit drinking 3 (sometimes 4) energy shots a day after having too much vitamin b(3,6,&12) in my body… causing toxins. not the greatest feeling. almost caused a stroke at work. be wary. read the label. and whats not on the label, will hurt(or kill) you. look it up, youre supposed to drink more water than usual with energy drinks, and with the energy shots.. eat right after or before drinking the recommended dose. stay safe and dont wind up with some sort of nerve damage..

    (P.S. : Taking “DL Phenylalanine” during the day really helps me. And for the night I use a low dose of melatonin and/or L-Theanine. Just a suggestion)

  • Laurence

    I rated “Competent.” πŸ™‚ My excuse is that I come from France and had espresso every day after lunch as a matter of course since I was “this” high. So a regular cup of American coffee puts me to sleep, an espresso shot is just like regular coffee, a double espresso wakes me up a bit but is not enough for an all nighter, and I never could understand how my fellow students could even consider soda (whether Coke or Mountain Dew) as anything but a negligible source of caffeine.

    So the move towards energy drink was a natural one. In my world, Red Bull is adequate for those moments were you want to appear alert, Monster drinks are treated like regular sodas, and Starbucks espresso drinks are mainly attractive for their taste. Yep I am a caffeine fiend all right…:)

  • Sherri

    I’m mostly a Code Red Mtn Dew Drinker and sometimes the Grape or Orange one.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Seeing how it was all about energy drinks, of course I failed. I am a Mountain Dew man. Yes I do the Dew, and Dew it hard and fast baby.

    I quit last Friday because I couldn’t choke down anymore of that citrus, sugary sweetness. Kinda like eating Peeps. Sure you can eat a dozen, but the sucrose builds up until your body says, “No More!”. Only I got the scoots, and not the vomits.

    So I quit the Dew, drunk a half bottle of Pepto so I could work the next morning, and then once I got home, I changed my diet. I only ate bananas, blueberries, apples, toast, and potatoes on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday night, I was regular again, but after that, I couldn’t stay awake to save my life!

    Sunday I was awake a total of 6 hours, while today, it’s been 7 hours and I feel like I’ve been awake for 48 hours (since I have stayed up that long and recognize the sensation).

    Now I have to work tomorrow, and I’ve added chicken to my diet and use the fruit as my dessert for now. I sense this is going to be a LOOOOOOOONG week ahead.

    Worse, I still have a 2 liter of Mountain Dew in the fridge. It sings to me. Like a siren to a sailor. I named it Beth.

    I’ve said too much.


  • Vin

    Nice job, Ming. I have tried to cut out most soft drinks (Sierra Mist has no corn syrup or caramel color, 2 of the biggest downsides to soft drinks), but have become pretty dependent on Monster Rehab energy drinks…I must be addicted to the caffeine.

  • GruodisLT

    I decreased my caffeine consumption from 3 cans of energy drinks/day (drinking constantly for about 10 years with short breaks) to one pop of cola 0.33ml during the one week period, and today I only drank half a can! Never did this before. I am cool. I did it! Ready to cut it entirely!

    Why I am cutting it, because of anxiety disorder getting very bad for the last few months.

    What helped me, is Gingko Boloba plant pills. Partially they substitute caffeine effect on your brain. My head/eyes hurt a little, I am a little bit depressed, but I am not sleepy at all. I do exercises every day since I started lowering my caffeine dose. That also helps a lot.

  • ted

    You already knew you were/are addicted so why would you need to take a quiz. This is just for fun…Lighten up people.. πŸ™‚

  • Trevor

    Man, I started with pop, then coffee, then energy drinks, now I’m washing down pure caffeine powder with water.

  • fay blair

    you think i failed this test, i used to drink 5 44 oz fountain pepsi drinks a day plus 2 cases at home. i was having all kind of problems with my heart, my weight and my muscles kept cramping up on me, not to mention the weight gain. the doctor done some blood work, i was toxic on caffeine. He said if i stopped cold turkey i would die. there are more people addicted ot the caffeine in soda pop and coffee then energy drinks because they cost too much. well i am again drinking way to much and have again decided to decaffinate myself, this is the second part of day one and i can barely stay awake, but i am going to do it and keep it that way this time. the last time i lost 110 pounds, a lot of people don’t realize caffeine makes you hungry too!

  • Tronica

    When I was younger I gave up soda’s for a year and was a less than happy camper just to be different. Now I am doing it to lose weight because the amount of sugar and calories in them are way out there its basically water, sugar and carbonation with food coloring. This is starting day two and my headache could kill a couple elephants. My neck is sore, along with my whole body, an yesterday I was like daring someone to get on my last nerve. The withdrawl is never easy. I don’t think i’m ever getting back on the soda train. My family history has type 2 diabeties, heart disease, cancer, asthma, you name it my family probably has it some where lol.I counted I was in all drinking 7 cans of soda a day, and if I needed an extra jolt of caffeine I would buy a big can of energy drink ive tried them all and have actually told people which ones to avoid because they taste awful.When I started losing weight because an ex called me fat (not on purpose) I limited my drinks to 3 a day,exercised, an lost 20 pds, but gained it all back (got lazy), an started drinking more soda’s. A 24 pack of coke cola would last me a day and a half. Let’s say addicted yeah I was. I do think your survery should be more inclusive an include questions that pertain to soda’s as well. I know after a couple days i’ll be fine, just right now I see the cola’s in my fridge untouched, and I so want to pop a top but my will is stronger ;). I got my bottled water right beside me so wish me luck. An thank God I live alone besides my cat otherwise people would catch it lol. Thanks for your site

  • Megan

    I do not drink energy drinks my drink of choice is Dr Pepper. I can easily drink 88oz in a day. I am very particular about taste and have driven around to just the right gas station. This is day 2 and I can hardly stay awake. I am doing it to loose weight. I do not drink but have a “fatty liver” the weight has to go. Good luck all!!!

Last Modified: November 13, 2017