Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvement

Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvement

Examining the Gateway Hypothesis

eBook - 2002
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"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 proceeds from the use of tobacco or alcohol to the use of marijuana and other illicit drugs. This volume presents a critical overview of what is currently known about the Gateway Hypothesis. The authors of the chapters explore the hypothesis from various perspectives ranging from developmental social psychology to prevention and intervention science, animal models, neurobiology, and analytical methodology. This book 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."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780511176227
0511176228
9780511499777
0511499779
9780511041044
0511041047
9780511046452
0511046456
9781280432699
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0521783496
9780521783491
0521789699
9780521789691
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 384 pages) : illustrations
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