Say NO to Drugs: Part 2 (Caffeine)

Today I'm going to talk about Caffeine. Caffeine is a legal drug that everyone can use in Canada. It is a stimulant (if you don't know what a stimulant is you probably didn't read my first post: Say NO to Drugs. If you have not read my first post, please go and read it  to understand what is happening on this post)

What you probably don't know is that if you drink coffe,energy drinks, tea or eat chocolat you are using Caffeine. Once it enters the body,Caffeine causes a sudden burst of adrenaline, burst of energy which is temporary ( 4 to 6 hours). After it has left your bloodstream, you might feel a sudden drop of energy or a "crash" and become sluggish or drowsy.

These are the effects of Caffeine


  • Heart rate and body tempreture increases
  • Pupils dilate
  • muscles tighten
  • glucose is relesed into your body for more energy
  • coordination and balance are effected

  • Ulcers or stomach problems
  • Cardica stress
  • Choronic insomnia
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Excess sweating
  • Jitters                                                                           
  • Anxiousness
  • Change in sleeping patterns or insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness

Mood Swings
  • Headaches
  • Exterme Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Confusion or irritability                                       
  • Bowel problems
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle aches
  • Poor memory
Catch my next post: Say NO To Drugs: Part 3 (Alcohol)

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