Psychoactive drugs are a type of drug that contains chemical substances that alter mood and behavior. Examples of psychoactive drugs include both legal and illegal substances. The legal drugs include caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, while the illegal include amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, and opiates. As a person who is addicted to coffee, I truly understand the addiction to caffeine. Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant in the world, in which it enables one to feel alert and energetic. It is found most commonly in coffee, sodas, energy drinks, and chocolate. Caffeine is a naturally occurring compound found in plant species, most commonly in the tropic and sub-tropic regions of the world. When one obtains caffeine, it is metabolized by the liver and broken down into three substances known as theophylline, theobromine, and paraxanthine. It stays in the human body for quite some time. There are quite some positive effects of caffeine which include, alertness, pain relief, endurance, productivity, and helps with neurological conditions. While there are many positive effects, there are also negative. The negative include insomnia, jitters, addiction, withdrawal headaches, increased blood pressure, and anxiety.
I really found this post really informative. I never realized how the different effects of caffeine could make a person feel different ways. Caffeine should always be considered a drug. Great job!ReplyDelete
I knew that caffeine could be addictive, but I didn't know that a person could get withdrawal symptoms from it! Very informative.ReplyDelete
I appreciate the science of how your body breaks down and processes the caffeine. As well as the listing of positive and negative side affects from usage.ReplyDelete