Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Reading the lecture slides that focused on drug use was one of the most interesting ones of the course for me because I find studying addiction to be very interesting. I always find it funny when people realize that coffee is in fact a drug. To be more precise the caffeine in it is a drug. The lecture slides stated that caffeine is the most used psychoactive drug in the world and that is not at all a surprising fact. Every day I see people drinking coffee just to wake up in the morning. I even have a friend who was so addicted to caffeine that she began taking caffeine pills to not go through withdrawal. I even had to talk to her about it and she agreed she seriously needed to cut back. It gets scary when such a commonplace thing becomes a problem for someone .I suppose this is how people viewed smoking before it was publicized that they cause a flurry of health concerns. I wonder if in the future caffeine will also be viewed as a terrible health hazard that everyone should avoid. If that is the case it's hard to imagine a world where decaf is the new standard.