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?
What do you think are the differences between drug use, chemical dependency, and addiction? Are there differences? What’s your opinion? My take is this: there are significant differences between the three and, when viewed as a whole, they make up the spectrum of drug use.
We like to call the process of recognizing our parents shortcomings in ourselves as ending rationalization. The result is a higher level of emotional intelligence, the ability to see beyond one’s self, an outward mindset.