When it comes to energy drinks it must be said that I have some serious problems. I have been addicted to them for several years now. I just can’t function until I have some energy drink inside me. I am not at all fussy; and I happily drink any energy drink.
My problems with energy drinks started due to my need to cram as much of it as I could each day as possible. The great thing about energy drinks is that when you drink them you can feel an immediate buzz, and they really kick you into action. You feel more alive, and you can do everything at a faster pace than is usually possible. The downside of energy drinks is that after that initial buzz there comes a huge comedown.
To avoid the comedown you must carry on drinking more
energy drinks, and so the addiction begins. Once you have started your addiction it’s a hard
situation to get out of, you want to quit but you just don’t feel
that you can function without them. Caffeine is a drug and it is an incredibly difficult addiction to conquer.
Drinking energy drinks all the time is not good; it is the caffeine in the drinks that is particularly dangerous. Consuming vast quantities of caffeine over prolonged periods of time can be dangerous as caffeine in large doses can cause headaches, increased heart beats, and even convulsions in extreme cases . When not consuming caffeine you can suffer from headaches and nausea, and to remove these symptoms you must continue to drink more energy drinks, and this of course heightens the addiction. Many people consider coffee, tea, or energy drinks a daily part of their diet. It’s a great crutch for those of us who have a great trouble getting out of bed in the morning , or simply for anyone who needs a little bit of a jump start.
We have had energy drinks for hundreds of years, it was called coffee and no one says that it’s a ‘gateway drug’. People don’t want to take responsibility for their own problems and their own mistakes these days. Instead of admitting that it was their fault for being put away
for using a controlled substance, they blame it on something
else, and in a roundabout way they blame their problems on society which, in turn, affects everyone else.
I don’t believe that it can be classified a ‘gateway drug’ because its use does not tend to make you want to use illegal or more harmful substances. We need to have much more will power and self- restraints so that we don’t harm ourselves by having too much of a good thing. There is no such thing as a ‘gateway drug’ it is all about our own self-control, and our own ability not to go over the edge.