Why If Coffee Is A Drug, It's a 'Good' One

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'While many attribute coffee's vice-like hold on their physiology to its caffeine content, there is much more going on than simply a fixation on a 'stimulant.' It has been known for over a quarter of a century that coffee contains a compound known as cafestrol with significant opiate-like properties and which is found within both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee forms. 

The 'narcotic' properties of coffee, therefore, are no doubt due to a complex interplay between a wide range of compounds -- not just a stimulant, but an opioid agonist as well.'

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