The shifting importance of alcohol and marijuana as gateway substances among serious drug abusers.

@article{Golub1994TheSI,
  title={The shifting importance of alcohol and marijuana as gateway substances among serious drug abusers.},
  author={Andrew Golub and Bruce D. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1994},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={607-14}
}
Prior research based on representative samples drawn from the general population suggests persons tend to follow a common developmental pathway from use of alcohol as youths through possible use of marijuana as teens potentially leading to use of more serious substances as adults. Based on this model, alcohol and marijuana act as gateways, whereby persons who do not onset to alcohol rarely onset to marijuana; similarly, non-marijuana users rarely onset to more serious substance use and abuse… CONTINUE READING

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