Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana

Stephen C. Webster
The Raw Story (US web)
Thursday, July 5, 2012

A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American life: alcohol.