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What is the most-used psychoactive drug in the world?

Fredrick Wade
Addiction Medicine

Caffeine is the most popular and widely used psychoactive drug in the world today.

 

Believe it or not, it's caffeine, also known as the compound 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine. It occurs naturally and produces a stimulating physiological effect, exciting the central nervous system and triggering the release of pleasure-producing chemicals in the brain.

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