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The Link Between Sports and Substance Abuse

SPORTS ATS & Substance, ABUSE In 2013, over 1 in 5 collegiate athletes reported smoking marijuana during the last 12 months AMPHETAMINES & STEROIDS Male athletes are more likely than female athletes to use amphetamines and steroids C- Student-athletes who use marijuana on a monthly basis are 3 times as likely to have failing grades as non-users It is estimated that between 35 and 40% of professional baseball players use spit tobacco WORK HARD PLAY HARL Binge drinking (and drinking in general) is more common among athletes than non-athletes Nearly 40% of male Division I NCAA athletes consume more than 5 drinks of alcohol in an average sitting About one-third of female college athletes consume more than 4 drinks in an average sitting Most Injuries Athletes who drink on a weekly basis have double the injury rate of nondrinkers MIRAMAR GETTING WELL STAYING WELL 595199_Substance_Use_in_Athletics_A_Sports_Psychiatry_Perspective

The Link Between Sports and Substance Abuse

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In some cases, participation in professional or collegiate athletics makes it even more likely that individuals will need to attend one of the country’s many alcohol rehab centers.


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