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    Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Does anyone feel like reaching for the bottle after taking caffeine? recently noticed a craving for a beer (but nothing stronger than that) after a nice cup of tea or a good brew of coffee. The small rush you get from the caffeine and feeling good makes my brain feel like going down the pub for a few drinks, but not wanting to get off my face blind drunk or anything.

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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    No
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by paulywogg View Post
    No
    honest answer

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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Coffee just makes me want more coffee!

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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    Does anyone feel like reaching for the bottle after taking caffeine? recently noticed a craving for a beer (but nothing stronger than that) after a nice cup of tea or a good brew of coffee. The small rush you get from the caffeine and feeling good makes my brain feel like going down the pub for a few drinks, but not wanting to get off my face blind drunk or anything.
    I can kinda see some logic Scotty. Strong coffee is a stimulant - so possibly coming down from it makes you think what's the next legal 'high' I can get?
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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    I can kinda see some logic Scotty. Strong coffee is a stimulant - so possibly coming down from it makes you think what's the next legal 'high' I can get?
    it's only while the high lasts I feel like that, or when the high first starts.

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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    it's only while the high lasts I feel like that, or when the high first starts.
    Yes I get that - then it's you thinking ahead of ways to keep the 'high' going.
    Example :
    As you may know - I do not drink but ....
    I had 2 bars of chocolate in the fridge tonight.
    I decided to have one with a cuppa tea - two bites in while I was STILL eating the first one - I was thinking I'll have the other one too when I'm finished this.
    I waited, made a phone call & the craving passed.
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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    When i drink a cup i text a friend and say. lets go to the pub tonight

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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    When i drink a cup i text a friend and say. lets go to the pub tonight
    So you've recognised it as a trigger.
    Remove or train yourself to diffuse all triggers if you are serious about not drinking.

    One way - have a biscuit (cookie) with the coffee/tea.?
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    Re: Caffeine. cup of tea or coffee making you want to drink alcohol

    No. was planning a quit for september so i'll see

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