As I reviewed the lecture slides of addiction, I didn't realize how powerful and also popular caffeine is in this world. As I am also a coffee lover, it was interesting to learn how addiction works, especially with coffee. Caffeine is used by the majority of individuals in the United States, whether in coffee, soda, energy drinks, or chocolate. People can easily get addicted to coffee and other caffeinated beverages. Caffeine tolerance develops in the same way as it does with other drugs or alcohol. Caffeine users who consume the drug on a regular basis get used to the wake-up effect it causes, and progressively demand greater doses to acquire the same “caffeine fix.” Caffeine is addictive due to the way it affects the human brain and provides the alert sensation that individuals seek.
However, there are negative sides to caffeine. Such as if it is taken within six hours of bedtime, it can potentially harm your health by interfering with your sleep. Caffeine is also known to increase anxiety; these effects may become more apparent with greater dosages, resulting in nervousness and anxiousness. Another problem is digestive issues, as caffeine appears to promote bowel motions through boosting peristalsis, or the contractions that transport food through the digestive system. And lastly addiction, despite all of caffeine's health advantages, there's no doubting that it may become daily ritual.