I took prescription opiate pain medication (Vicodin) for 4 years and while I was on it I'd drink A LOT of coffee. I'm talking at least a pot a day, sometimes more. Last August I stopped taking the Vicodin. My doctor put me on Subutex as therapy for opiate dependency (which I hardly take now). It seems like when I stopped taking the Vicodin my desire to drink coffee started to diminish. Now I only drink one or two cups a day and sometimes it doesn't even taste good to me. I find it strange and interesting that stopping a drug would change my desire to drink coffee. It doesn't seem like a coincidence. I definitely think there is a link.