Sure signs of acidity are a coffee habit, the desire to smoke cigarettes or marijuana, abuse of alcohol, cocaine use and/or other stronger legal or illegal drugs. These drugs contain alkaline stimulants (sometimes called alkaloids) that simulate the feeling of alkalinity and make one "high" for a while, before one comes back down. These drugs have a harsh edge to them. They deplete essential nutrients, exhaust the adrenal glands, and irritate and thicken the skin, lungs, and other organs. When one is acidic, then one may feel pleasantly relaxed or happy while taking these drugs. A major factor in overcoming these "addictions" is to create an acid/alkaline balance in the body. Once there is an acid/ alkaline balance, then these drugs no longer make one high, but actually create a low.
Anybody who has ever taken drugs knows from experience how the high eventually becomes a low and the pleasure eventually becomes pain. Every addiction exists to cover up some emotional, spiritual, or physical discomfort or pain. Every addiction eventually reaches the point when the discomfort and pain can no longer be hidden and everything becomes more intense than ever. Eating green-leafy foods delivers to the body what it needs - vital alkalinity - and begins to displace addictive behavior.