This volume is original and unique in its purview covering a broad view of the gateway hypothesis the juxtaposition of epidemiological intervention animal and neurobiological studies represents a new stage in the evolution of drug research in which epidemiology and biology inform one another in the understanding of drug abuse. Stages and pathways of drug involvement examining the gateway hypothesis this book represents the first systematic discussion of the gateway hypothesis a developmental hypothesis formulated to model how adolescents initiate and progress in the use of various drugs in the united states this progression pro ceeds from the use of tobacco or alcohol to the use of marijuana and other illicit . This book discusses the gateway hypothesis a developmental hypothesis formulated to model how adolescents initiate and progress in the use of various drugs in the us this progression proceeds from the use of tobacco or alcohol to the use of marijuana and other illicit drugs this volume presents an overview of what is known about the gateway hypothesis. Examining the gateway hypothesis stages and pathways of drug involvement 3 drug sequences age of onset and use trajectories as predictors of drug abusedependence in young adulthood 19 substance use norms and transitions in substance use implications for the gateway hypothesis 42 stages of drug involvement in the us population 65 substance use progression and hard drug use in innercity
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