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Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvement : Examining the Gateway Hypothesis - Denise B. Kandel

Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvement

Examining the Gateway Hypothesis

By: Denise B. Kandel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th May 2002
ISBN: 9780521783491
Number Of Pages: 402

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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 volume 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.

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List of Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Examining the Gateway Hypothesis: Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvementp. 3
Recent Substantive Findings: What Do We Know About Stages of Drug Use, Risks, and Protective Factors?
Drug Sequences, Age of Onset, and Use Trajectories as Predictors of Drug Abuse/Dependence in Young Adulthoodp. 19
Substance Use Norms and Transitions in Substance Use: Implications for the Gateway Hypothesisp. 42
Stages of Drug Involvement in the U.S. Populationp. 65
Substance Use Progression and Hard Drug Use in Inner-City New Yorkp. 90
Impact of Prevention Interventions: A Test of the Progression Hypothesis
Preventing the Onset and Developmental Progression of Adolescent Drug Use: Implications for the Gateway Hypothesisp. 115
The Gateway Theory Applied to Preventionp. 139
Intervention Effects on Adolescent Drug Use and Critical Influences on the Development of Problem Behaviorp. 158
Methodological Issues and Approaches: Advantages and Limitations of Alternate Methods
Log Linear Sequence Analyses: Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Drug Use Progressionp. 187
Cigarette Use and Drug Use Progression: Growth Trajectory and Lagged Effect Hypothesesp. 223
Using Latent Transition Analysis to Examine the Gateway Hypothesisp. 254
Stages of Drug Use Progression: A Comparison of Methods, Concepts, and Operationalizationsp. 270
Animal Models and Biological Processes: Implications for Drug Progression
The Value of Animal Models to Examine the Gateway Hypothesisp. 289
Sensitization as a Process Underlying the Progression of Drug Use via Gateway Drugsp. 318
Neurobiology of Drug Addictionp. 337
The Gateway Hypothesis Revisitedp. 365
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9780521783491
ISBN-10: 0521783496
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 16th May 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.64