Back to liquor then.
On some level, everyone knows coffee is bad for the body. That’s why they self-medicate later with alcohol to relax and sleep.
Perhaps this relates to mental illness in a modern population, perhaps not.
Caffeine has also been shown to increase serotonin levels in the limbic system, a relatively primitive part of our brain involved in regulating basic functions such as hormonal secretions, emotional responses, mood regulation and pain/pleasure sensations. This has a similar mode of action as some antidepressant medications.
That includes the amygdala, folks. A sense of appeasement and belonging.
Ever notice chronic coffee fiends are generally very sad, lonely people?
which can lead to sub-clinical mood problems such as mild depression (aka “the blues”), low motivation, irritability, and impaired cognition.
It doesn’t even give them more energy after the first week or two, they just need it to feel normal, like any addict.
I’m not saying this is urban liberals and SJWs especially…. but they tend to have spare tires that lead to this.
You don’t see many skinny SJWs who don’t abuse some substances (sugar, caffeine, alcohol).