How do you overcome a coffee addiction?

United States
March 13, 2009 10:47am CST
I have been drinking coffee for many years now and I want to stop but I can't. I was able to quit other bad habits such as alcohol and cigarettes, but what do I do to quit coffee?
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@maezee (25329)
• United States
13 Mar 09
You should slowly start drinking de-caf coffee, and how you do that is by mixing "half-caf" (half-caffeinated) coffee grains/beans with regular coffee, and slowly increase the amount of half-calf you use over time, so that eventually, you're drinking ALL half-caf. At that point, you can decide to do the same thing with half-caf and de-caf. It will take a while, but it's better than going cold turkey (trust me, I've tried!) Otherwise you could TRY going cold turkey from coffee and switching to a caffeinated herbal tea, instead. It still has caffeine in it, but not quite as much as coffee. My problem (when I tried this) is that tea just didn't have the same effect on me as coffee did, which meant serious lethargy and lagging behind at work/school as a result. But if you do switch to tea, you have the benefits of getting antioxidants (found in herbal teas like Green Tea). Good luck!
• United States
13 Mar 09
thanks will try it.
@greyz7 (861)
• Philippines
12 May 10
i started by limiting my coffee... i tried to tamper 1 cup per day until now i only drink 1 to 2 cups.. which is okay
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
I Have similar problem with coffee as yours. I reaaly love coffee; I have already tried a decaffeinated coffe but I needed to put some more coffee because I'm not satisfied with the taste; and the otherdownside, it trigger my migraine. Any suggestions here?