Coffee is my cocaine

Inside my debilitating coffee addiction

Coffee addict.
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I quit drinking alcohol and doing drugs 13 years ago. But even after that, I still found a way to get high every day.

My body would start to twitch at around 5 a.m. I'd remain in bed until 6, but then it was on. I would bound to the kitchen, grind the beans, set up the pour-over, and anxiously wait for the water to boil. Those days, I drank coffee like I used to snort coke. But then, like all good drugs, it stopped working. It no longer got me high. Instead, I became scared, anxious, scattered.

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