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

For a more in-depth look on what drug policy will look like moving forward check out this post on how the opioid conversation impacted the 2020 election campaign. It’s pretty clear that America has a drug problem.  The United States…

Addiction Guide for Parents: 2021

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

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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