Hi. I’m Celia and I became dependent on caffeine at the age of 39 while pregnant with my only daughter. I got blinding headaches and nausea and incapacity that only strong coffee would resolve.

20 years later after bouncing all around I couldn’t manage headaches or sleep or other health issues. I begged God to help me. I Googled caffeine anonymous and attended my first meeting the next day.

I got a 30-day support person who became an instant steady friend.

I could be honest about the unbearable withdrawal. I spent days in and out of Epsom salt baths and bed.

I have been exhausted.

I have been off tea and coffee in that 20 years but never chocolate.

Now I have 65 days on May 3rd, 2019.

I have accepted that I have a brain that is hopelessly addicted to caffeine.

I hope to recover one day at a time by the grace of God and with the support of caffeine anonymous.

In gratitude,


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