Latest Gateway drug theory Stories
Nicotine, no matter the source, may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine.
With the movement to legalize marijuana appearing to gain momentum across the US, new attention is being given to the negative effects the drug has on the brain.
New research indicates teens who smoke marijuana may be at risk for developing addictive behaviors, particularly when other factors are involved.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use in the U.S. rose an alarming 75 per cent between 2007 and 2011.
While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up – but have deadlier consequences. Canadian,
Until now, illicit drug use has not been common in older people.
Despite the clichés surrounding the habits of adolescents, the results of a study by the University of Seville show that most young people do not fit the risk profile of taking substances.
Cigarettes and alcohol serve as gateway drugs, which people use before progressing to the use of marijuana and then to cocaine and other illicit substances; this progression is called the "gateway sequence" of drug use.
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