For the longest time, marijuana had been believed to be the Gateway Drug that could take a teenager down the road to destruction. Now, a new study suggests differently.
The Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that Marijuana is not a “gateway” drug, as was supposed according to long-held beliefs that marijuana leads to the much more dangerous drugs such as meth, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin.
The study’s findings called into question the six decade long belief that has shaped prevention efforts and governmental policy and caused many a parent to panic upon finding a bag of weed in their kid’s bedroom.
These new findings are drawn from conclusions of a 12-year University of Pittsburgh study, which followed 1,286 young adults who attended public schools. Twenty-six per cent were African American, 30 per cent were white and 44 per cent were Hispanic.
I knew all along that marijuana was not a Gateway Drug. Finally there is proof!
Check out the whole article, New Research Suggests Marijuana is NOT Gateway Drug as Believed, and watch the video on the Addicts Not Anonymous blog