Alcohol Not Marijuana Triggers Drug Abuse in Teenagers

Finally.

 I have been trying to explain this to certain members of my family for years. The problem of course is that they drink and they do not want to admit that their kids, who have drug problems, started with sneaking liquor from their home bar or beer from their refrigerators.  No amount of study and research will ever change their minds, because then they would have to take part of the blame.  Actually the only real gateway drug is mother’s milk. . . . EDITOR

from Cannabis News 

If you want your kids to stay away from drugs, then you might want to keep teenagers off alcohol because a new study says that long term drug abuse is likely to occur due to alcohol, not marijuana, use.

[If they are already into substance abuse, you would also do well to sign them up alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs the soonest possible time. – ad]

The present study included data on more than 14,500 high-school students from 120 schools across U.S. The data was obtained from Monitoring the Future study.

Researchers analyzed the data to find out what substances were being tried by students. They checked for use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, amphetamines, tranquilizers and other narcotics. Alcohol was the first substance to be tried by students, the results showed. . . . Read Complete Report

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2 comments

  1. I’m not sure why but this blog is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back
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    • dgcrenshaw says:

      Hi hangover;

      Not on out end. And you are the first one to report it. Try it on another browser. I use chrome to post, but that shouldn’t make a difference.
      Enjoy! Dennis

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