licit drug use: Examination of the gateway hypothesis.
We tested the hypothesis that D.A.R.E. would have a sustained preventive effect on drug use behaviors. All analyses of drug use activity had to control for the reality of increased usage over time, as well as for dramatic shifts in level and rate of increase during the high school years (Grades 9-12). Students moving into and through the high school years provided the most powerful explanation for the increases in drug use beginning at wave 5, or what was grade 9 for most students. As noted earlier, two composite Alcohol Use Indices were constructed to measure the use of four types of alcohol in the past 30 days and during the subjects lifetime. In addition, two composite Total Drug Use Indices were developed to measure usage of 11 types of drugs and alcohol in the past 30 days and during the subjects lifetime.
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Welcome to week 9 of our Knowledge is Power blog series. This week we will be looking the argument around vaping as a gateway to smoking. Medical News Today1 defines the gateway hypothesis as “the idea that less deleterious substances can lead to use and addiction of more harmful drugs.” Do we actually know if vaping leads to smoking traditional cigarettes? Join me as we look at what we do know.