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Caffeine Use Disorder: Addiction And Withdrawal Symptoms Are Real

“Caffeine Use Disorder” is gaining recognition as a real condition as researchers study addiction and withdrawal symptoms associated with caffeine. It turns out the morning need for coffee may actually be as hard to give up as tobacco use. Whether your drink of choice is coffee, diet coke, or Monster energy drinks, there is now evidence that the addiction you have been claiming for years might actually be caffeine use disorder.

A recent study published in the Journal Of Caffeine Research observed the relationship between caffeine dependance and withdrawal symptoms when users try to give up their daily usage. American University professor of psychology Laura Juliano, who partnered with Steven Meredith and Roland Griffiths of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and John Hughes from the University of Vermont, gathered information on the effects of caffeine use from a wide variety of scientific studies. Though the results were not terribly surprising, they have caught the eye of the scientific community.

“The negative effects of caffeine are often not recognized as such because it is a socially acceptable and widely consumed drug that is well integrated into our customs and routines,” Juliano reported. “And while many people can consume caffeine without harm, for some it produces negative effects, physical dependence, interferes with daily functioning, and can be difficult to give up, which are signs of problematic use.”

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