Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Caffeine Addiction

By caffeine being the most used psychoactive stimulant in the world and has shown to be very addicting. This lesson was very interesting to do research on why caffeine is addictive the way it is to people around the world. Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system, and regular use of caffeine does cause mild physical dependence. But caffeine doesn't threaten your physical, social, or economic health the way addictive drugs do. Caffeine enhances dopamine signaling in the brain. dopamine is a chemical that helps control movement, motivation, and emotions, so enhanced dopamine signaling makes a person feel more awake and alert. Because caffeine produces that alert feeling, it’s classified as a stimulant. Having lots of friends who drink it everyday and tend to get a lot of stomach aches and head aches when they do not drink it for a day is mind blowing. This video below explains why caffeine is the worlds most popular drug.


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1 comment:

  1. I also wrote about this chapter discussing how caffeine is the most depend drug in this world. I too am guilty of drinking coffee and tea in the morning to feel alert and energetic. I liked how you included the way caffeine can affect your friends if they don't have it. This is known as a withdrawal. You're post was very interesting and included a great video!