A “gateway drug” is defined as the following; a habit-forming drug that, while not itself addictive, may lead to the use of other addictive drugs.
Regardless of whether or not one agrees with the term “gateway” drug, studies show that once a person begins to depend on a drug to balance, or enhance, or diminish their emotions, this learned behavior or the acquiescence of ingesting illicit substances can become a precursor for the use of more dangerous and addictive drugs and certainly, once the line from dependence to addiction is crossed, the road to recovery becomes more difficult.
With the advent of the internet, never before have our horizons been expanded for better and for worse. And while it has become our primary source of information, it has also become a source of vices and addiction which condone unhealthy and dangerous behavior. Whatever the source, illicit drugs have never been more prevalent, more potent and more accessible.
The time is now for a change in our drug prevention strategies. Anchorpoint signifies that change.