Coffee... yes COFFEE

bluenomore

bluenomore

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Right, before any of you hardcore addicts out there start scoffing at the subject of coffee, let me just inform you that I am a fully paid-up, card-carrying, psychosis-experiencing, life-destroying, hopefully-recovering meth-amphetamine addict...

... but today, I would like to talk about Coffee.

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing i have to do (well apart from a cigarette and a wee), is make a coffee. I don't even feel awake until I've had about 4-5 mugs, and that is ground espresso coffee, freshly ground.

The problem is that I will keep drinking coffee up until lunch-time, at which point I'll be rattling around like crazy and feel really dodgy.

So, have I become addicted to caffeine, or could it be the two spoons of sugar in every mug?

I repeat this every single day, knowing full-well that I'll be feeling terrible by lunch-time!

Any thoughts?
 
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Apotheosis

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I took large amounts of drugs for a long time. Now I don't take anything. But I smoke a lot of roll ups & drink tea/coffee.

I make a coffee when I get up - & then maybe have a tea. I try & keep the coffee to 3 -4 mugs a day. I used to drink far more, & far more tea. AT one stage I was having around 20 cups of tea a day; & around 10 coffees.

I remember that I never used to drink coffee. Then around 9 years ago; it was the only thing in the cupboard; & I drank half a jar of it one evening; & buzzed. I have cut down on tea & coffee. I find drinking glasses of water helps. I also try to just have one sugar in mugs; & I use unrefined [brown] sugar; it is less bad.

It is a case of moderation in all things. Have you tried green tea?

Ideally I would like to cut right down; not smoke at all, & maybe just have 3-5 mugs of coffee a week. I do think that the odd cup of coffee is healthy. I don't feel strong enough to do that yet. When I wake up I don't eat until the afternoon. A coffee in the morning takes away the hunger - & I must smoke around 10 cigarettes after waking - over 2-3 hours. It's silly; I ought to eat when I get up, & then go for a walk or something. I often feel sick in the mornings; & it's probably the cigarettes. But I usually feel so fucked when I wake up; that sitting a chair at the compoota, with some cigarettes & a coffee is more appealing.
 
bluenomore

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It is a case of moderation in all things. Have you tried green tea?
Unfortunately moderation is not something I'm very good at.
I haven't tried green tea. Maybe I'll give it a go. Thanks.
 
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jamesdean

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I used to drink about 25 cups of coffee a day pre break down then when in breakdown I didnt even know how to turn on a tap n boil a kettle I had to ask a cpn how to do it my head was so F****d up.

Post breakdown i drink a max of 3 /4 cups a day n I've just given up tea all together I'm into 4 years off the fags n I hardly touvh alcohol, n my nerves are better for all these decisions, n I've just got off beta blockers for good or bad after 17 years.
 
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Well done staying cutting down on the drinks and laying off the fags. I'm gonna quit smoking as soon as I've levelled out a bit.

Good also to see you on this forum James Dean. I remember you from before.