Gateway Theory: Padlock

Gateway Theory

Gateway Theory, if you’re a product of the D.A.R.E. generation you’ve no doubt heard of the concept.  Get introduced to “soft” drugs like alcohol or marijuana and you’re all but guaranteed to turn into a heroin addict. Is it true?

Modern Drug Policy

Drug Policy: The History

It’s pretty clear that America has a drug problem.  The United States of America, the land of the free, houses less than 5% of the world’s population, and yet we have nearly 25% of the incarcerated population. This is due…

Addict Guide for Parents

It's never convenient to discuss the elephant in the room. Whether it be concern over someones substance use or the need for change it's always uncomfortable. The elephant in the room is that we stigmatize addiction. We stigmatize most all…

Scale of Addiction: A Drug by Drug Comparison

In most ways the “addictiveness” of a substance is highly subjective to the user. There’s no clear answer to the questions which drugs are more addictive than others.  The subject of addiction in general is frequently unclear with room for…

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