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Yes, you can become chemically dependant on any drug. :nod: Caffeine's just not nearly as addictive as, say, amphetamines.
 

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Yes, you can become chemically dependant on any drug. :nod: Caffeine's just not nearly as addictive as, say, amphetamines.
Actually, caffeine CAN cause a mild physical dependence, but it is NOT addictive. Medically those are two different things. There is no medical evidence to support the claim that caffeine produces psychological dependence.

Can caffeine be bad for you? Sure, in large enough quantities, but what won't kill you if you have too much of it? Even water can be toxic. But in moderation? Drink on.
 

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Actually, caffeine CAN cause a mild physical dependence, but it is NOT addictive.
Oh yes it certainly is addictive. People develop dependencies on it and experience withdrawal symptoms when it's taken away. I find your claim of a difference between a real physical dependence; which elicits sensations ranging from anxiety and nervousness to mania, depression, and psychosis; and addiction dubious.

Can caffeine be bad for you? Sure, in large enough quantities, but what won't kill you if you have too much of it?
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Actually, caffeine CAN cause a mild physical dependence, but it is NOT addictive. Medically those are two different things. There is no medical evidence to support the claim that caffeine produces psychological dependence.
Physical dependence, chemical addiction... aren't those two terms meaning the same thing?

Anyway, MOAR FUNNEZ!!!!!11111111

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I know it's a GIF, but I can't be bothered to go over the GIF thread.







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Oh yes it certainly is addictive. People develop dependencies on it and experience withdrawal symptoms when it's taken away. I find your claim of a difference between a real physical dependence; which elicits sensations ranging from anxiety and nervousness to mania, depression, and psychosis; and addiction dubious.
This is where almost everybody makes a common mistake. Once again, physical dependence and psychological or "chemical" addiction are not synonymous. Yes, most substances classified as "drugs" cause both, but caffeine does not. Methamphetamine, for example, causes chemical changes in the brain that produce a psychological - not just physical - dependence on the drug. Your body AND your brain freak out if they don't get it. Caffeine does not cause that. Your body might freak out a little bit but your brain does not. Any psychological effects associated with caffeine withdrawals are secondary effects, probably because of the discomfort from the withdrawal. They are NOT caused by chemical changes within the brain.

Physical dependence, chemical addiction... aren't those two terms meaning the same thing?
In common usage they are used interchangeably, but technically they are not the same thing. This is why medically you can have a cocaine addiction and the associated dependence, but you can't have a caffeine addiction. Only physical dependence.

I can't go into the pharmacological details yet (nor will I keep ruining the funny thread) but we just covered the basic details between dependence and addiction in class. We specifically discussed caffeine "addiction" or rather, the lack thereof.

Sorry for the lack of funny. I'll find some funny to post up. :)
 
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