Caffeine Addiction Term Paper by Nicky

A look at caffeine addiction.
# 150519 | 1,757 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 29, 2012 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)


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Description:

This paper describes the symptoms and consequences of caffeine addiction, a prevalent condition in the US today. First, the paper gives an overview of caffeine addiction, noting statistics on usage. Then, it addresses the symptoms and consequences of caffeine addiction through an anecdotal story of one man's struggle with it. Next, the paper considers possible treatment and solutions for caffeine addiction, citing medical literature about how it should be taken more seriously by the medical and healthcare community. In particular, the paper examines the impact of a healthy diet and exercise on overcoming caffeine addiction. The paper concludes by stating that caffeine addiction should be taken more seriously in the medical community when it is used as a means of coping with work and stress.

Outline:

Introduction
The Symptoms and Consequences of Caffeine Addiction
Treatment and Solutions

From the Paper:

"Nick began drinking coffee on a regular basis just like everybody else but he found that it helped him study late at night. He also had a fulltime job and he was convinced that coffee was helping him to deal with the demands of work. He felt that without a cup of coffee nearby he would not be able to cope with the daily demands made on him. He slowly became psychologically dependant on the substance.
"As time went on he increased his daily intake of coffee and eventually found that his addiction had some severe side effects. One of these side effects was extreme anxiety. Ironically he felt that this sense of anxiety could only be curbed or controlled with more caffeine. This in fact increased the cycle of anxiety and dependence. Furthermore, he also developed a smoking habit which added to his desire for coffee and which also undermined his health."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Addicted to caffeine. Retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://www.queendom.com/advices/advice.htm?advice=241>
  • Am I Addicted to Caffeine? Retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://www.wisegeek.com/am-i-addicted-to-caffeine.htm
  • Common Sources of Caffeine. Retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://lds.about.com/library/weekly/aa121202b.htm
  • GERD. Retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gerd.html
  • Information about Caffeine Dependence. Retrieved September 25, 2009, from<http://www.caffeinedependence.org/caffeine_dependence.html>

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Caffeine Addiction (2012, February 29) Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/caffeine-addiction-150519/

MLA Format

"Caffeine Addiction" 29 February 2012. Web. 20 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/caffeine-addiction-150519/>

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