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Learn About Caffeine

People use caffeine for various reasons. Many of us enjoy the taste of popular caffeinated products such as latte and chocolate. Students sometimes use caffeine tablets to power through long nights at the study table. Shift workers also use caffeine products to help adjust their minds and bodies to odd work hours.


Caffeine is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects how you think and feel. It is a stimulant that speeds up your breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. It’s found in coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks, energy drinks, and other products.

Treatments: What Works?

It seems like everyone has an opinion when it comes to treatments for mental health or substance use problems. To add to the confusion, it isn’t always obvious who is basing their opinions on real evidence and who is not. And while we often hear people talk about evidence-based treatments, it’s also clear that complementary and alternative medicine approaches are helpful for some.


When we talk about mental illnesses and substance use problems, it’s easy to talk in clinical terms: that person has this symptom, or that person uses a certain drug. But recovery is so much bigger than a checklist.


Learn more about caffeine. Caffeine is naturally found in drinks like coffee and tea and food like chocolate. It’s a stimulant, so it’s often used to help people feel more awake or refreshed.

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