They're called 'gateway' drugs - simply because they're often a cheap way to get 'high'. However - they're still addictive and can often lead to the user trying harder (and more expensive) drugs.
A gateway drug would be one that has a mild affect, supposedly leaving the user wanting even more potent or dangerous drugs.
Some people believe that if a person tries a drug that it will make them do other drugs. They call them gateway drugs.
drugs are not gateway drugs..drugs are the key life.
A gateway drug.
Visit websites that discuss the issues about whether of not gateway drugs really exist. The evidence suggests that they do not.
There are no real gateway drugs, it's a term used for propaganda purposes. That being said if you view it as "which drugs do drug users try first?" the answer is alcohol, caffeine and nicotine.