Friday, May 1, 2020

Drug Lecture - Agnes Cancio

This lecture was informative and taught me that caffeine is a psychoactive drug. I never really thought of it as a drug, but now that I think about it, it really is. Many people, including me, need coffee to  brighten up their mood or even “feel alive”. It gives many of us energy to stay awake and to focus when in class. It is no shock when the lecture told us that the top frequently used  drug is caffeine. Another important part of this lecture was the drugs and natural incentive effects. From this, it really shows drugs are cravings and do not operate like food and water. We only enjoy them once they reach our brains’ pleasure areas.


  1. This was a very good point. So many people do not recognize how detrimental caffeine really can be! It is a temporary healer in the morning and seems to do more damage then good. However, there are natural caffeine's that can do your brain good and give you the natural boost you need. Coffee may make us feel temporarily more focused but in the long run can hurt our brains and shorten our attention span.

  2. Hi Agnes,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. I also never really thought of caffeine as a drug until I went through this power point and read all of the information that was provided.Although, caffeine gives us the energy to stay awake and stay motivated, it is definitely not something you should drink everyday.

  3. Hi Agnes. You make a really great point here. I am also a caffeine lover, as I drink at least one cup of coffee every morning. I too feel that it boosts my mood and gives me the energy to get through the day. Without it I'm often cranky and unmotivated. Caffeine can be detrimental and is definitely considered a want more than a need. Great post!