Caffeine

By: Robyn Winegarden

What is caffeine?

Caffeine, though it is not always recognized as such, is in fact a drug. It is a psychoactive stimulant.


Pysychoactive= Hallucinatory

How the Drug is Administered to the Body

The drug is administered to the body in several ways.


It can be taken orally through caffeinated products or pills. Caffeine can also be given through injections by American Regent. There is also an inhaler.

Details of Administration

Slang/Street Names

While it's odd to imagine, caffeine, like all other drugs, has street names.

*No-Doz

*Java

*Mud

*Go Juice

*Get Up and Go

*Happy Juice

*Eye Opener

*Bathroom Express

*Harry the C

*Wake Ups

Short and Long Term Effects

Short Term:

-diuretic (increased need to urinate)

-increased awareness

-nervousness

-jitters

-tension

-altered mood

-anxiety


Long Term:

-elevated blood pressure

-heart arrhythmias

-caffeine intoxication

-psychosis

-death




*when taken during pregnancy, it can increase the risk of miscarriage

Signs (Symptoms) of Abuse

-Insomnia

-Palpitations

-Tremors

-Sweating

-Low Concentration

Dependence/Addiction

When one becomes addicted to caffeine, they will find that as time goes on, they need more and more to feel the same alertness.