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Is Coffee a drug?

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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America runs on dunkin!

Millions of people drink coffe EVERY SINGLE DAY.

They NEED it to live their life...

Does anyone else think that the long term effects of caffeine addicition are going to add up?




posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Yes, it is.

Red Bull is my forte.

Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that is a psychoactive stimulant drug.

BTW, wikipedia is your friend. ^_^



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:07 PM
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Coffee a drug? Oh hell yeah and one of the best legal ones. I had a job about 15 years ago that needed you to work 36 hours sometimes. By hour 20 coffee and chocolate become important.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Coffee is a beverage that contains caffeine. Caffeine is considered to be a drug. Many plants have active substances that affect bodily processes of mammals to some extent or another.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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Yep, definately a drug. I am at this time attempting to grow two different types of coffee plants. They are alive, and that's all I can atest to at this moment.

I get a little nervous when I'm down to two dozen bricks of vacuum-packed espresso, and I thought that since we're in the general temperate zone where these two varieties (Kona and Arabica) grow, we should give it a go. Instructions on the seed pack reads: "needs full sun." Well, so far, they really don't like full sun, so I keep moving the container to under a breadfruit tree.

I imagine I'd be pretty sad, and quite possibly a tad hostile without my two cups in the morning. Also growing some Stevia for sweetening. Stevia is natural sweetener and also a drug. I'm really glad I kicked cigarettes. There was a drug that did me no good whatsoever.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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It better be!
I'm not drinking 3 double espressos a day for the flavor.
People have been amping out on coffee for centuries, no harm done.

[edit on 10-12-2009 by OldDragger]



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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If you want to really have fun with the coffee experience (assuming that you are a regular coffee drinker - 1 or more cups a day), try stopping the supply. Cold turkey.

Headaches, nausea, irritability, fatigue, body aches........

I understand that it takes about a week to break the habit.

Tea (black tea) contains just as much caffeine, but I believe that the release is different. No 'jolt'.

Weaning myself from five or six espressos per day - down to about 1-1/2 pots of regular - to about two cups a day was a long process. I'm not going cold turkey!



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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Um, yeah!!! Caffeine is a stimulant, liquid amphetamine if you will.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 09:22 PM
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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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Caffeine is in fact a drug. And im addicted to it.

I took a drug class and one of our projects was to keep track of our caffeine intake every week. I was shocked when I saw it on paper.
I suffer badly if I go a day without it.

Hi, my name is GEL and im a Caffeine addict.


[edit on December 10th 2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 10:20 PM
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IM a HUGE caffee addict* no lie..im 34, had my first coffee when i was 12, and was hooked since. LIterally, everday i will drink close to 2 pots****i get jitter and unclear conscoused* however in the morning when i have that first cup, my body is all train wrecked, look like i just crawled out of a cemetary...have that firs sip, and i perk right up, shuolders up n straightt, relaxed t same time, feels like sex....and often acts as a bowl mover for me* but sometimes, too uch coffee, gives me migraines too, onto of my nicotine addiction....
I saw a documentary a month or so ago, on hisotry channel, all about coffee, how its made, brands over time...they actually say one cup of coffee a day is actually beneficial too you, as a mild stimulant* not a strong one. but, i dont know the REL medical facts, how bad or good coffee is for you.....
All i do know is, i will NOT mentally or physically survive hlaf the day without a cup or 2.....makes me a sick addict hugh?



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 10:24 PM
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Um, what?



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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[crowd chants] HELLO GEL.

You know what really whacks me out? I'll tell you. In our local store, they sell bricks of decaf espresso. WTH?????????? What, pray tell, is the point of that??

Now, I was surprised to learn that espresso often doesn't have the RAW caffiene of a regular cuppa. Why? Because espresso utilizes steam to quickly go through the grind. It is surely stronger in taste and even thicker in viscosity, however often less caffiene.

Decaf espresso? Put that in the same round bin as nonfat cottage cheese. ew!

Immediately after Hurricane Paloma finished kicking our butts on 08 NOV 08, we made espresso and toast. It was a temporary restoring of normalcy. I never want to be without it.

I think I'm going to bump up my minimum bricks to 48. You all are scaring me.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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lol, i never ever understood the point of use of decaf ever. to me coffee is a stimulant...decaf is jsut well black slightly tasteful hot water* at least thats how ive always looked at it...



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:10 PM
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Honestly, I think I'm more emotionally addicted to a good cup of coffee, than physically. I start my morning with it and if I don't, I'm completely thrown. It's also one of the first things I do (make a cup) if I'm feeling stressed or sad. It's like my warm blanket... Lol.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:09 AM
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Main Entry: 1drug
Pronunciation: \ˈdrəg\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English drogge
Date: 14th century
1 a obsolete : a substance used in dyeing or chemical operations b : a substance used as a medication or in the preparation of medication c according to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (1) : a substance recognized in an official pharmacopoeia or formulary (2) : a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease (3) : a substance other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body (4) : a substance intended for use as a component of a medicine but not a device or a component, part, or accessory of a device
2 : a commodity that is not salable or for which there is no demand —used in the phrase drug on the market
3 : something and often an illegal substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness
— drug·gy also drug·gie \ˈdrə-gē\ adjective


Yes so coffee is a drug...
But so is Asprin, insulin, robotussin and pepto bismol. So what is your point?



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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I needs my coffee. If it got banned, the entire population of America would be dead within 15 minutes.

No coffee = proper function cannot be attained.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:23 AM
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Yes most definately it is. I start every day with a triple expresso. I literally wouldn't be able to function without it. I have a sleeping disorder and coffee is the best natural drug I've found. Other drugs that I've tried or have been asked to take have huge side effects etc.
I've heard that if you eat a grape after drinking coffee it will make the coffeine deinozed and as such your body wont reject it that much, wheter it's true or not I'm not sure.
Also here's oatmeals 15 things to know about coffee: Link.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 12:30 AM
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Here's a article that explains why the english do not drink cofee.

www.ultimate-coffees-info.com...

Originally I read that the Ladies of Briton said they where not gettin' no action from their husbands because Coffee kills the male libido, Can you imagine that English Broads not gettin any 'Cause of Coffee, Have you ever seen British Women, (maybe brushin' yer teeth might help. or seein' a Dentist and straightening those tombstones might help).(when I visited London England in 1984, I ended up pickin' up a couple of Swiss Dames (with an Army buddy of mine) as there were no good lookin' English Gals, just a couple of Olivia Newton John look alikes, (that was the fashion then) BTW OLJ is Austrailian.

This might explain Americans Extreme Need of Viagra, Porn and Prostitutes.
TOO Much of the MochaLatteFrappe!

Cheerio, Matey!



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 01:56 AM
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i dont know if necessarily coffee itself is a drug, but the caffeine it contains is


does that mean switching to decaf means it contains no drug anymore, i dont know but for some reason i wouldnt be shocked to still find caffeine in decaf



i find coffee, energy, and soft drinks interesting

interesting because we allow them, yet scientifically we know they are more addictive then medical marijuana


that bothers me, from a standpoint that can be proven scientifically, the above mentioned substances are all more addictive, which can then be considered more dangerous then medical marijuana, yet soft drinks, we give to babies, coffee we give to the elderly, energy drinks are consumed en masse by the younger generations and people in painful or compromising situations can not consume medical marijuana medically, yet everyone can consume these other substances recreationally


interesting double standard we have here



and before the trolls get here ill say it for ya

medical marijuana is horrible, it has no medical value, it kills brain cells, blah blah blah



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