i couldn't help writing in response to your messages. it is a very bad idea to attempt a water fast, or any fast, when you have a raging addiction going on. this is too much stress on the body. first get rid of the addiction, comforting yourself in the meantime, THEN do the fast. otherwise, your body (your addiction actually) will fight you every step of the way! you will be miserable and you will fail. i have seen it happen time and again, myself included, and know that any successful fast comes from beating the addictions first. unless you can lock yourself into a room, or go on a serious retreat, you are doomed. sorry to sound negative. i really do wish you health and healing. i had to give up alcohol first, then caffeine, before i was able to do a successful water only fast.