For addicts in recovery, there’s a topic that has probably run through the minds of many, but yet isn’t brought up much because it’s better to be consuming energy drinks than our prior drugs of choice.
While that’s true, it’s worth looking at the issue of energy drinks–and even coffee–because the “high” that caffeine and other stimulants provide can also become addictive and sought after in place of living life on life’s terms.
In short, they can cap the potential of one’s recovery and happiness in life. And from what I observe, it’s men who are using these drinks far more than women.
Take a look (Courtesy thefamilycompass.com):
We’d rather see an addict with a Red Bull than a Whiskey 7–or a pipe, needle, etc. But there’s also a point in our recovery where we ought to look at whether these drinks are simply a replacement vehicle for our addictive nature.
What do you think?