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EFFECTS

THE FACTS

• Caffeine effects are felt after quarter of an hour

• Caffeine increases heart rate, breathing and

day is considered to cause problems

easier to think

• Effects vary for different people... but 7 cups a • Tolerance is high... more and more is needed to get the same effect • Regular users can become psychologically

dependent

production of urine

• Users report more energy and that it is

• Heavy coffee-drinkers can feel restless, tense and have irregular heartbeats

• Caffeine can make it hard to sleep

RISKS

• Higher doses can feel like panic attacks, such as delirium and ringing ears • Disturbed sleep can lead to fatigue problems - so users often take more coffee • Studies are made that link caffeine with ulcers and heart disease but this is not certain • Regular users can experience cravings, get headaches and feel lethargic if they stop • Caffeine can increase high blood pressure and irritate ulcers

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SIGNS

• under the influence

agitated... energetic... perhaps ‘wired’... or restless... on edge

• behaviour changes

not ususally addictive ... daytime tiredness after a late night...or headaches...sleepless nights... caffeine may affect urinary process

• paraphernalia

energy drink bottles... caffeine tablets... cups of coffee

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