Early Drug Consumption and Subsequent Risk of Illicit Drug Use in Colombia


Objective:  To study the relationship between the early consumption of drugs such as alcohol , tobacco , and marijuana in adolescence and the escalation to the use of other illegal drugs as proposed in the gateway hypothesis. Methods:  An analysis of the database of the National Study of Psychoactive Substance Consumption in 2013 conducted, calculating adjusted odds ratios using logistic regressions and establishing 95% confidence intervals as indicators of significance of the estimates.

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