Caffeine Addiction - Its Serious Business

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					Caffeine Addiction - It's Serious Business
Research indicates 9 in 10 people in the U.S. use some form of caffeine
on a regular basis. And according to numerous independent studies, over
half of the people who use caffeine regularly are dependant.
The American Psychiatric Association clearly defines the withdrawal
symptoms individuals may suffer when they stop using caffeine after
prolonged consumption. These symptoms indicate physical and psychological
addiction to caffeine.
Caffeine has also been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure,
panic attacks, stomach and GI issues, and a number of other very real
health issues. Aside from the major risks, anyone with a coffee habit
will tell you about the irritability, fatigue, insomnia, and high levels
of nervous tension caused by regular caffeine consumption.
The fact is, caffeine is a very powerful, highly addictive substance. And
it's readily available to people of all ages in a very wide range of
Coffee, energy drinks, a variety of black teas, and even diet supplements
are consumed in large quantities by the majority of the population in the
U.S. and other nations. In many ways it is both surprising and disturbing
that an addictive substance has grown to such rampant levels of use and
even acceptance in our society.
Caffeine is not associated with health risk in the minds of the average
consumer. Most people truly believe several cups of coffee every single
day is a harmless habit.
And this fact makes the problem all the more serious! Because people fail
to grasp the very real danger of using caffeine very liberally, there is
no real incentive to decrease intake or stop altogether.
Caffeine floods the bloodstream with adrenaline and stress hormones.
Additionally it increase heart rate significantly while at the same time
constricting blood vessels.
These facts alone make caffeine a substantial health risk. Add to this
the confirmed findings about the addictive nature of caffeine and we have
a severe issue on our hands.
It's interesting that caffeine is the most commonly consumed beverage in
a nation where heart disease is the most common terminal illness. It is
highly unlikely these statistics are mere chance.
It seems clear that modern culture is knowingly condoning mass
consumption of a chemical that has been proven to instigate or worsen
heart problems, nervous disorders, digestive issues, and high blood
pressure. Caffeine addiction, while not a problem that typically results
in fatal overdose, is as lethal in the long-term as many other chemical
dependencies and it's crucial that Americans (and citizens of other
nations with high usage of caffeine) wake up to this clear and present
When faced with this suggestion, the average coffee drinker will scoff.
However, if caffeine is not an addictive substance why do most users
report severe headaches, irritability, and even depression after only 12
to 24 hours of abstinence?
Extreme discomfort as the result of not consuming a particular substance
is a clear sign of addiction. We should all shudder to think that we are
virtually pushing products loaded with caffeine on young children and
teens on a daily basis!
Caffeine addiction is serious business and until it is viewed in the
proper perspective millions more people will suffer needlessly. Like all
addictions, there is help and there are proven methods in place to help
individuals overcome.
But the first step is accepting the fact that a problem exists.
For help understanding and beating your caffeine addiction be sure to
check out the author's downloadable strategy. Remember addiction to
caffeine is no small matter, and if you or a loved one is suffering you
should reach out and get the help you need today.