Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs/ Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

For this Learning Activity, use the information from the assigned reading and your own research to explain
whether you think that marijuana is a gateway drug or not. Write a response that supports your opinion in a
minimum S-page essay. Remember to support your opinions with statistics (use NIDA or SAMHSA).

‘I. Do you think that marijuana use leads to the use of other drugs/alcohol?

If yes….(use these questions to finish your essay)

2. Explain what other drugs are often used with marijuana. Which drugs to teens and/or adults use after
marijuana?

3. Why do you think that marijuana use leads to the use of other, often stronger drugs?

4. How would an addictions professional use this information in his/her work with clients?

If no… (use these questions to finish your essay)

2. How do marijuana users begin their use (e.g. from cigarettes or from no use)? What is the average age and
frequency of use in the United States?

3. Why do you think that marijuana use does not lead to the use of other. stronger drugs?

4. How would an addictions professional use this information in his/her work with clients?

 

 

Sample Solution

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