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.

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  • Ole Bendz

    I tend to have up to 12 – 20 250mg / 500mg energy drinks (the cheap 35p ones before you think I’m spending too much lol). I also have around 4 to 10 cups of coffee a day too. Apparently I am ‘extremely addicted’ and I don’t think I’d argue with that. Today I had to make my way to my mothers to dog sit for her; but I specifically went all the way into town (1 mile) to get money and get back to mine so I could buy the specific energy drinks I like to get at the shop outside mine; then I headed off to my mums. It’s an issue now i think…

  • angel robinson

    After her first dose shes still a bitch

  • Dylan Young

    You’re all a bunch of snivelling wimps. There’s no such thing as caffeine withdrawal. I was an i.v, heroin addict for three and a half years. Some of you are saying you’d choose a bullet over the “headache” in the morning, or that if you ever come off it you’ll have to wean yourself or the withdrawal will kill you. I don’t know whether to tell you to look in the mirror and be thankful that those are all the problems you’ve got, or be sorry you consider them problems. Grow up and grow a pair

  • Everyone has their own journey, Dylan. It’s far more helpful to respect someone’s journey, offer your experience, and support, rather than tear down.

  • iluminameluna

    have you tried chai? it’s basically a spice infusion so nit technically a tea. you can add black tea. anyway, depending on what you use, you can make it a warming drink or a calming one. look for masala chai and use what suits you to make it. might want to try sweet (also called Italian) basil at the end of the steeping. fresh or dry. don’t use pepper, it will cause acidity in your stomach. good luck!

  • iluminameluna

    most ppl don’t know that espresso actually has less caffeine than an American coffee because the grounds are not in contact with the water for as long. the longer thegrounds steep in the hot water, the more caffeine gets extracted.

  • Frank Kush

    Where is the question of “do you replace food with caffeinated drinks?” I’ve been living off monster for two days now, is that bad?

  • Probably not a healthy choice.

  • Elivan Flores

    Yep started feeling the headach and came here. Thank god I scored a 2. My goal was the three day hump but it think that’s actually the finish line. My girl friend drinks nothing but water, she’s my goal. To be with her on the other side of fence looking down at the fence while sipping cold fresh water…

  • mr mojo risin

    Anyone besides me used jet alert?? Same caffeine as vivarin only worka better. At least in my opinion. Take these after 5 hr wears off.

  • Andreas Björkman

    ugh, 10/10 I drink incredibly unhealthy amounts of coffee every day (oh let me count this)
    4 when I wake up, two for lunch four more after supper and another two at 9-10pm with a bunch more spread out between these intervals (about 2-6 in each interval)
    At average that would be 24 cups per day, that isn’t counting the random energy drinks or the times when I peak my intervals (sometimes as high as 10 at a time) as well as not counting when I decide to work 24-hours straight, that would effectively double my caffeine intake.

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  • cheech

    Your dumb

  • Shan

    I suffer with chronic headaches and decided to stop my daily habit of caffeinated tea. I already have headaches but the caffeine withdrawal headaches are really tough! My migraine meds don’t even seem to help! I know it will get better and just have to wait it out. Hopefully being off caffeine will be a good thing for me!

  • Dan Schandel

    Caffeine doesn’t make me crave sugar. I drink sugar free energy drinks and black coffee. In fact, I avoid sugar if at all possible.

  • jayne

    Well done sharon. Did you manage to stay off it???? Im just on day 2 of quitting a 35 year coffee addiction!!!!!! Wohoo!!!!!!

  • Natalie W.

    We’re the wimps because you did heroin. Lol.

  • Aguy

    I drink coke zeros every day for several months now. I have about 6 or 7 a day plus a cup or two of coffee. I ran out and didn’t really think much of it, I was going to get some later in the day, and I started getting a severe headache and was TIRED as in I took a four hour nap. Later I started thinking about it and realized why. I’m not quitting any time soon but I slept so good last night with not having any I might stop drinking them after 6pm. They have been causing serious insomnia.

  • Aguy

    Most other “teens” do not drink and smoke. Just sayin.

  • Arick

    Me too. 🙁

Last Modified: November 13, 2017