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 thatโ€™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.

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  • Allen Jensen

    I love coffee, — will stop to have a coffee often, but I’m quitting and it is to find out what happens.. if there is any reaction worth mentioning — I will — I will what ever happens — to help some one else.

  • Jill

    I only normally have one half strength bought coffee a day, however when I give it up and go on a detox, which I am now, I still have extreme symptoms. Aches and pains lower back and down my legs, have to take a panodol at night to sleep. Warm showers and muscle heat cream eases the pain. Lasts nearly a week, then I have to do a panodol detox ha ha…

  • Rachael

    I usually drink 2/3 energy drinks a day, and after having to take propranolol, i decided to cut it out altogether. I’m having extremely bad headaches, usually during the day at work, when I usually drink them, and loss of concentration, finding it more difficult to stay awake, but even more difficult to actually get to sleep. I’m on day 3 of complete cut off and my god I’m craving one because I want this headache/eyepain to go away!

  • Martin

    Caffiene has virtually the same chemical properties as cocaine so don’t be fooled into thinking that its a innocent drug . My theory is that one of main effects of Caffiene is that you crave sugar . this in turn ends up with you exceeding your recommended dose of sugar which then makes you appear ‘sugar drunk “as if you had had too much alcohol which coincidently is full of sugar itself. This in turn even tho you hadn’t had alcohol would give you the same symptoms of a hangover and you most definately desire Caffiene to help reduse the headache you would probably have .
    This cycle would then be repeated daily with your tolerance levels increasing and you craving a bigger hit of Caffiene and increased intake of sugar .
    If you think about it what happens to you teeth are subjected to sugar…..they rot whereupon the dentist drills out the decay and fills the cavity .Excess Sugar in your body I believe does the same thing to your flesh ie it rots it (cancer) and eventually a surgeon will do the same as the dentist by removing the affected area . Your choices then are to either curb your sugar intake or run the risk of getting cancer again !
    As a nation we are consuming far too much sugar due to Caffiene addiction along with the US …no wonder both countries are full of sugar drunk people who have got there fix thro alcohol or fizzy drinks or most food stuffs .
    You only have look at hyperactive small children ,screaming and falling over because there parents overdosed them on sugar . .. Think about it !!!

  • Brad – Coffee addict

    I only scored 8/10. I guess only buying coffee grounds and making your own didn’t score right lol. I don’t take pills either as I always make sure I have my coffee available. I laughed though about the question if I drink more caffeine than fresh water, the only time I contact fresh water is to make a new pot of coffee! (strait water gives me heartburn lol) I did have to fudge on the question about using it instead of sleep, I actually need it to sleep well, and don’t sleep well if I don’t have coffee right before bed. I probably should cut down, but I think the problem is it’s to easy to get caffeine. If I don’t get it from coffee I’ll get it from Mtn Dew. I think if I ever quit I’d probably die from the withdrawal symptoms! But for those who can and are quitting, or just cutting back, I wish you the best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tommy

    I drink more than a 12 pack of mt. Dew every day. I get insane headaches if I so much as oversleep Anne miss my caffeine fix. My head pounds to the point Ive considered a bullet vs dealing with it. I Vomit everything in my stomach and get cold sweats. I’ve had thIs happen even after having some caffeine but I guess not enough. It sucks and I’m trying to seen myself slowly but it’s going to take a very long time I think.

  • curtis

    I want my caffeine and i want it NOW! LOL

  • Chris

    I am unfortunate in the fact that I don’t like coffee except for iced French vanilla coffee which I don’t have very often because it’s loaded with sugar and about a quorter of my daily calories. So I went on a energy drink phase(monster) it was great. But my best friend became concerned and told me how horrible they are for your body and I did some research + look at the back. It wasn’t pretty, being a chem major and having taken Several levels of Ochem I noticed a few of them, expecially the artifical ones. So I quit those as well. My new alternative was caffeine pills. I found some on amazon for $6 it had 100 pills each with 200 mg of caffeine . I’ve been taking one of these in the morning and ( about 8 or 9) and another about five hours later( 3 pm or so ) so I take at least 1 a day some times two which adds up to 1.2 to 2.4 grams/ week. How ever I scored a 2/10 on this test. Although I don’t feel addicted ( caffeine alone just gives u extra energy and alertness . It’s not quit a rush w/o a bunch of sugar) I wont quit because I don’t have the time to go through withdraw, and I know I have a pretty big withdraw because on days I don’t take it I get a wicked head ach and feel lazed than you. Can possibly imagine. So I guess I am addicted, but I only feel I’m warding off the withdraw. Way to make a short atory long lol

  • Sharon

    I am on day two of my caffeine detox. I am also on T3’s so i was not sure which was causing my unbearable heartburn. GERD. I believe now it is both but the caffeine is a bigger problem bc I drink more than I take of the pills. I al;so have eczema sp? and muscle aches which I have always blamed on my injury? I also experience dizzy spells and hypoglycemia.
    I have managed to wean myself from many addictions over my life and caffeine was my last; the one I didnt want to give up. Well, if I get through this it will be goodbye to my last addiction. Anyone have good ideas for non caffeinated hot drinks to wake up with. Tea doesnt agree with my stomach either. Thanks and good luck to us all.

  • jjhand

    (3) I have one coffee a day after my 40 oz orange juice and vitamins. When I have my coffee I have it with 4 slices of whole wheat toast I have to differ with you about being addicted to coffee. I can drink a cup of hot coffee just before bed time in the winter and sleep like a log. In the summer I enjoy a tall cool iced coffee. I never put sugar in any of my coffee and only put milk in…..never 1/2 & 1/2 or creamer. I’ll bet I’m healtier than most my age.

  • Adriana Rios

    I drink 16 oz cup of coffee, but it lasts me all day. Being Colombian n all I think i have been drinking coffee since i can remember, n that was when i was 5 yrs old. I don’t think i will ever stop drinking coffee, probably till god takes me.

  • jordan emerson

    I think I nedds help lol. I can dring up to 10 energy drinks in a day I have insomnia so idnt sleep anywhay but if I don’t have them I become irratated and arrigont lol I can drink more than that in a day.. the most I have ever had in a day is 25 strong energy drinks lol & that was when my friend gave me the idea to try to get pissed off of rockstar & relentless lol I have also stopped feeling any sort of buzz from drinking caffine ๐Ÿ™ email me if u think I need help p.s. I’m 16 so & I smoke and drink too(like most other teens)

  • caffeine

    I typically have ~900 milligrams of caffeine 4 days a week (days I work) and <200 milligrams the other 3 days (which I have off). I get close to 8 hours of sleep a night and I dont get headaches, even if I dont have caffeine for a whole day. I stopped drinking soda and eating candy altogether and I get 8/9ths of my caffeine on days I work from two 400 milligram caffeine pills I capsulate myself. The other 100 milligrams I get come in the form of water and Mio Energy. So I would have to say that I thoroughly believe that most of headaches people get are more due to the sugar crashing than anything. That being said, I did used to get the headaches when I was a kid and drank a lot of soda, I suppose my body could just be used to the swing of the daily withdrawl from years of it happening.

    P.S. the caffeine powder I get online is like $35 for 500 grams so at least I can be addicted to caffeine and afford it.

  • LEB

    Tommy, you might consider talking to a therapist if that’s bad. Best to you as you scale that down.

  • Adriana

    Thank you. Everyone that I know is just like ‘omg Monster’. I hate monster. The taste is horrible. My favorite is Full Throttle. I like Rockstar Punched and regular. I drink 2 to 3 a day. They are delicious but i no longer get as big of a buzz as i used to. My crashs make me physically ill and very shaky paired with muscles spasms and extreme exhaustion with a little bit of irritability mixed in to spice it up. But I still do it. They are so good

  • Aaron

    Im extremely addicted to caffeine..

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Last Modified: November 13, 2017