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Miscellaneous notes:

Marijuana - "Gateway Drug"- a soft drug consisting of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect. (Cannabis sativa or hashish)

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Program) This program has proven to be ineffective in the long run. In fact, almost all school based programs have proved to be ineffective (Cuijpers, 2003).

Treatment for Drug Abuse;

     Step 1: Admit the problem
     Step 2: Enter a program
     Step 3: Get therapy - Any of these will do!
           Cognitive-behavioral     -     Motivational     -     12 step approach
     Step 4: Remain drug free

General Psychology
Robert C. Gates