Not sure why I put this in PRSI, as it's not really a big issue, as far as I know, but I wanted to know what everyone thought about it. It's a drug we hear far less about than tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, et cetera. Has anyone ever known anyone that had any caffeine addiction? Not just a high intake, but an excessive consumption. Any particular stories come to mind? The reason I ask is, several years ago, I got addicted to caffeine really bad, to the point that if I didn't have an energy drink or coffee or whatever else, I had a bottle of caffeine pills handy to pop a few. Withdrawal headaches, excessive consumption (easily over a gram a day a lot of the time). Eventually, I had to stop with the caffeine consumption, and after about a year of monitoring my intake, I was completely back to normal. No withdrawals, could consume sodas and such, no problem. Now, I feel I may be falling back into it. My body has been deadened to the usual effects of caffeine, uppityness, edginess, alertness, and now when I go without caffeine, my body craves it. When I get it, it relaxes me. I just finished a Caramel Latté with four shots of espresso, and now I'm drinking three shots of espresso alone. Yesterday, I also consumed a lot, but today isn't much different than any other day. So, considering there isn't a lot about the long-term effects of caffeine, and not many people have "gone overboard" with it, what do you guys know? Is it a serious problem? Just one of the many random curiosities from the mind of Ziggy.