Sunday, June 20, 2010

Controlling my addiction

As much as I love coffee, I no longer keep any in the house. I only buy some for when I'm having people over. The reason is that I'm a complete addict and drink too much when I have it around.

I now control my addiction like someone on methadone maintenance therapy: each morning when walking the dog, I go to the local Starbucks and get my doppio espresso. There is no temptation to 'have another cup' once I come home, which is what used to happen when I made a delicious french press full of coffee.

So far it's working. The rest of the day I tend to drink tea which gives me less jitters. In methadone maintenance therapy if you don't miss days and are keeping off whatever addiction you had you are allowed 'carries' - meaning you get a dose or two to take home. I don't think I'm at the point where I can be trusted with carries yet. I'll still rely on going to the 'bucks each day for my controlled fix.


eroswings said...

I don't have a coffeepot in my place either...but then again, I'm not a coffee drinker. When people come over and want coffee, I go to the nearest convenience store/gas station and buy coffee from there. Most people are shocked when I tell them I actually boil water to make make tea...using an actual kettle, not some plugged in contraption.

Good luck with your addiction. And unlike a methadone addiction, at least you still have all your teeth! Though, missing teeth aren't all that bad in some situations ;)

Rox said...

I can't drink regular coffee anymore because it makes my heart race. I stick with decaf now and feel that since I am making that sacrifice, I can drink as much of it as I want!

Snooze said...

Eros: Shocking! What are you alluding to about missing teeth? Naughty, naughty.

Rox: I may be turning to decaf myself. Sigh.