I'm a caffeine addict, but I've gotten off caffeine quite successfully a couple of times: The first for 4 years, the second for 2 years. To stay off for a longer period you probably need a sponsor (as in AA) to keep you on the straight-and-narrow, but for getting clean over the medium-haul, here's a procedure that has worked for me (when I was a 3 to 10 cups daily man):
and other hot and cold drinks that you will use instead of caffeine when you get back. 3. While on vacation: Drink one coke a day for the entire vacation. This is your "maintenance" dose of caffeine. 4. When you get back from vacation, go cold turkey. Because you're back, you'll have another serious context-switch, and you should be more amenable to "getting on a schedule" and making the overt decision not to drink coffee, sodas, etc. If you must, stock up on decaf coffee and tea. To be sure, decaf has a small amount of caffeine. But if you're an addict, you do what you can do.
That's it. And good luck.comments powered by Disqus