Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Caffeine Addiction: A Teen’s Story

I know an older teen who is addicted to caffeine and feels she needs it everyday in order to stay mentally alert.  It began with a cup of coffee she drank one morning in hopes of helping her feel awake before going to school. She liked the way it made her feel and so she started drinking more coffee, drinking highly caffeinated sodas, and worst of all, taking over the counter “awake” pills. Bad News!

A lot of people do not realize that caffeine is a drug and one that a person can easily become addicted to. Most of us are daily coffee and soda drinkers which make us a drug user. Maybe not an abuser, but indeed a drug user! I drink one cup a coffee every morning and I have to have it in order to start my day right!

Let’s get back to my teen friend who is now severely addicted to caffeine.  One day I asked my teen friend to slow down when speaking because I could not keep up with her conversation.  I also noticed she acted very nervous and jittery.  Once I confronted her about her actions,  she told me she was dependent on caffeine pills sold over the counter at a local gas station. She said she liked how they always put her in a good mood and made her feel mentally alert at school.  She was not sleeping at night because of the caffeine in her system and she would get up the next day to start the whole cyle over again.

Thank Goodness her parents found her some help.  Caffeine is a drug and its one that we may not pay much attention to but just be aware.

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40 Comments on “Caffeine Addiction: A Teen’s Story”

  • Chandra September 11th, 2012 1:13 pm

    Im addicted to caffeine and i know it. i drink energy drink every day up to 32 fl oz. see i take prescribed meds and they make me feel like a zombie. so slow and energyless. so i tried an energy drink and it made me feel so awake so alive like i could run and never stop running. i love the way the caffefine makes me feel. now these days if i stop drinking it for a few days i get headaches and want to throw up and im very moody. lately the drinks have been giving me terrible diarrea, but i cant stop i need them. everytime i try to stop i start up again afraid of the pain ill get. by the way im only 17 yrs old. I havent told my parents cuz i dont want them to make me stop how can something soo bad for me make me feel so good? i ask myself everyday.

  • tia September 11th, 2012 4:48 pm

    Hi Chandra, I totally understand why you like the way caffeine makes you feel. You are so right about the boost of energy it can provide. I have to drink one cup of coffee a day to get me going. It sounds to me that you may want to drink it in moderation. The down side to caffeine addiction is after giving you the instant high of energy it will quickly bring you down making you feel ill and tired. I only know this because I knew a teen who used all forms of caffeine. I saw firsthand how the teen became after their high on energy. You seem to have more side effects such as the diarehha. In order to control you intake of energy drinks try drinking them in moderation. You dont want to go cold turkey because you will feel ill due to the fact that your body is now craving the caffeine. You might want to ask yourself if you want to feel ill and tired everyday. I know you dont want to because no one wants to feel sick. Try doing so in moderation and if that cant help then maybe the best thing to do is talk to your parents which Im sure they will help and understand.

  • mayra June 6th, 2014 12:53 pm

    Hello my name is mayra and im looking for a story of teens on caffeine im doing a research paper on caffeine..but they are asking me to tell a story of a teen thats been on caffeine what happened to them.. it would be awesome if any of you would help me thank you.

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