I was never into energy drinks until I deployed to Iraq the 2nd time. We are busy all the time, and we hardly ever get enough sleep. Energy drinks are at our chow hall just waiting for someone to drink them, and they are all FREE for the taking! I drink them all the time, and I usually drink about 3-5 a day; it's terrible. I even went to the PX and bought a case containing 24 energy drinks. I have attempted to go into work without drinking them, and I don't make it 30 minutes before I feel as if I'm going to drop dead from my extreme lack of energy. I guess I have been drinking so much of them for so long that my body practically cannot function without them. I feel very trapped, and I feel as if this addiction controls me. I desperately want to quit, and I have attempted numerous times.