Experts explain how experimenting with certain drugs can lead to the use and abuse of other harder drugs, called gateway
Andrew Wolpa is now in rehab after becoming a drug addict. He began smoking marijuana in the 8th grade, and became an addict after he decided to try other drugs while he was high.
Experts explain adolescent brain development and that the earlier kids begin to use drugs, the more detrimental effects they have on an individual in the future.
Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana are the most common gateway drugs because of the ease of access to the drugs.
Experts use the CRAFFT test to determine if a kid is at risk for addiction, and explain that a major reason for their drug abuse can be the way they started and the drugs they first began using.
Grade Level: Middle & High School
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Studies show that children who use gateway drugs like marijuana are up to 266 times as likely to use cocaine as those who don’t use gateway drugs. Gateway analyzes the connection and suggests ways to reduce juvenile experimentation.