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Caffeine is a stimulant drug that is found naturally occurring in coffee, tea and cacao (cocoa and chocolate).


Caffeine is the world's most widely used psychoactive substance.  90% of Americans have at least one caffeinated beverage a day.  It works by blocking the adenosine receptors in the brain, the neural pathways that make you feel tired.[94]  The positive effects include increased concentration and focus, decreased fatigue, enhanced sensory activity, and improved motor performance.  It's side effects include irritability, nervousness or anxiety, jitteriness / muscle tremors, headaches, insomnia, stomach upset, and frequent urination.[95]


Just like any drug you don't need caffeine and becoming addicted to it would be foolish.  Use it occasionally, like when travelling for vacation and you find yourself yawning.


Caffeine tablets are available over-the-counter (OTC) at pharmacies and even at general stores.  The tablets are available in 50mg, 100mg and 200mg doses.


It is recommended to take only up to 400mg of caffeine per day.


A Set Up is when stimulants and sedatives are taken together.  Often cocaine & heroin.  A mild Set Up high can be achieved legally and safely using caffeine & cannabis.


"If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses.  And what can this tell you about American culture?  Well, look at the drugs we use.  Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in."

Bill Hicks (1961-1994),

American comedian


Drink[96]                             Size       Caffeine

                                         (fl oz)         (mg)

Coca-Cola                             12          34

Diet Coke                              12          46

Pepsi Cola                             12          38

Jolt Cola                                16          160

Dr. Pepper                             12          41

Mountain Dew                        12          54

Red Bull Energy Drink            8.46       80

Monster Energy Drink             16          160


Grande Caffè Americano   16          225

Grande Caffè Latte            16          150

Grande Cappuccino           16          150

Cold Brew Coffee               16          200

Drink                                 Size       Caffeine

                                         (fl oz)         (mg)


Bottled Iced Coffee            11          115

Iced Espresso                   16          225

Decaf Coffee                     16          25

McDonald's Coffee                 16          145

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Coffee   16     333

7 Eleven brewed Coffee          16          280

Dunkin' Donuts brewed Coffee14         210

Chick-fil-A Iced Coffee            14          80

Nespresso Coffee Capsules    1.35       60

Coffee Instant                        8            57

Coffee Decaf Instant               8            3

Chai Tea                                8            50

Chick-fil-A Iced Tea                16          62

Lipton Iced Tea                      20          48

Hershey's Chocolate Milk        8            5