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    Default Why is caffeine a socially-acceptable drug?

    Any ideas?

    It's just something I was thinking as I was jittering so badly from a maple-flavoured latte that I found it hard to load my dishwasher... I felt my body was as difficult to control as if I was drunk. Somehow, it's acceptable though... but why?

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    Possibly because it's less likely to control your life (some may argue with this) and you're less likely to lose your ability to function. It's less detrimental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post

    I found it hard to load my dishwasher...
    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I felt my body was as difficult to control as if I was drunk.
    Perhaps you shouldn't be drinking coffee if that's the effect it has on you.

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    Yikes that is a hard core latte!

    You need more

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    Perhaps because people don't generally get violent, commit crimes to get it and don't post a danger to others after having it?

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    That sounds like a pretty strong reaction to caffeine!

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    Lol... I didn't feel drunk... just shaky. Which just made me think about how it had an effect on me, like drinking too much alcohol does.

    I'm also new to coffee... so I'm sure over time it'll stop doing this, but I mean... it just made think...

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    maybe try decaf?

    I don't drink caffeine because I get the shakes...i do love a coffee though so I have decaf

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    Because you don't do bad things when you have it? wow where do I get one of those coffees lol

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    Yeah, I've wondered the same thing.

    Some people tolerate it fine, but for others it is pretty bad. In fact if you are having those sort of symptoms I would strongly suggest stopping.

    I don't drink caffeine any more because it has a similar effect on me and I feel much better without it. I still miss it though.

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