Why would u go and drink this stuff after abstaining from it for so long? Is it like cigarretes in a sense that once a smoker always a 'potential' smoker? Once a diet soda drinker always a 'potential' diet soda drinker? I've tried this soda, and I'm not impressed... my girlfriend loves this stuff (I'm helping her with her keep away from it).. You make it sound like it was a challenge to not drink it... can people just stop drinking this stuff? Or does Aspartame cause nicotine-like withdrawal symptoms? Maybe you need diet-coke patches (similiar to nicotine patches) to help you stay away from this crap?