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Unformatted text preview: Poor school performance Protective factors include: Involvement in religious activities Perceived risk of drug use Gateway Substances Gateway substances are perhaps best thought of as early indicators of a basic pattern of deviant behavior resulting from a variety of risk factors Alcohol and tobacco are sometimes considered gateways to the use of illicit drugs Motives for Drug Use Characteristics of drugs can reinforce their use Altered states of consciousness Societal, community, and family factors play an important role in whether an individual tries a drug Drug factors play an important role in whether an individual continues to use a drug...
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- Spring '10
- cocaine, Recreational drug use, Psychoactive drug, Principles of Psychoactive drugs