Are Coffee and Caffeine Addictive? A Critical Look

If you have a hard time functioning in the morning without coffee, you’re not alone. In fact, caffeine is considered the most commonly used drug in the world (1). Many people see coffee drinking, and the caffeine intake that goes with it, as one of the few socially acceptable addictions. However, some are wary of putting coffee or caffeine in the same category as stronger addictions.

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