Caffeine is the most commonly used substance in the world. It is in coffee, teas, soft drinks, sports drinks, chocolates and weight loss supplements. It’s thought that the average Australian consumes 250mg of caffeine or drinks 2 ¾ cups of coffee a day.
However, People taking in large amounts of caffeine can become dependent on it. Struggle to reduce their use, despite awareness of the negative health effects of high use. Caffeine use disorder is a World Health Organization, ICD-10 recognized condition. Caffeine consumption is something increasing numbers of Australian health practitioners are asking their clients about.