Do you use a mind-altering substance on a daily basis?
If you drink coffee, you do. Caffeine is a drug that has definite psychoactive effects and you can definitely get addicted to it.
We recently spoke with medical toxicologist Robert Hoffman, MD, about how toxicologists define the word “drug”; basic neurochemistry behind prescription and recreational drugs; and the top tool in medical toxicology today (not necessarily the one you’ll see on TV). Read the Q&A.
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