LOL at a comment from Dr. Drew:
Is there a culture of restriction at treatment facilities? For example, what is the tolerance for lesser vices like caffeine, or sex?Caffeine is a stimulant. You can find a better post explaining why this is so at Chris's website. Refer to this article too.
Sex is a no; relationships are what take people out. Caffeine is not actually a stimulant. It removes a nervous system depressant so the brain can feel stimulated. Addicts will always put things in their mouth. They always try to alter [their perception] automatically — that's their orientation. Of course we want that behavior to stop. However, there's no evidence that caffeine alters their course [of recovery]. We used to say the same thing about nicotine. Now there is evidence that we should be focusing on stopping nicotine early.
'Stimulant' by definition means at least removing a nervous system depressant; in addition, the effects of caffeine on the body are well-documented. Sphere: Related Content