It’s true that caffeine is different than stimulants such as adrenaline, epinephrine and meth-amphetamine. It doesn’t turn on the flight or fight response. Caffeine works by slowing down the process by which the flight or fight response is turned off. Being addicted to caffeine is like being chased by a tiger all day, everyday. Is it any wonder so many people feel stressed and exhausted? If that weren’t enough the solution to exhaustion is having another cup of caffeine.
Caffeine is usually associated with coffee but tea, many soft drinks and chocolate all contain high doses of caffeine. Even decaf coffee is not caffeine free but contains about 1/10 the caffeine of regular coffee.