Website includes information from the National Spit Tobacco Education Program about the effects of using smokeless tobacco and oral cancer. Provides tips on how to quit using along with other resources for educating others about the risks of using smokeless tobacco. Information on steroids and other illicit drugs, including the risks and signs of use, provided for coaches and parents.
Athletes want to win—sometimes taking extreme measures to push through the pain and perform at their best. But when has an athlete gone too far? When it gives the athlete an unfair advantage —and threatens his or her health.
Performance-enhancing drugs can be tempting for teen athletes. Understand the warning signs and what you can do to keep your teen from using shortcuts to improve athletic performance. We're all familiar with famous athletes who've admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.
The purpose of the task force was to provide a broad overview of doping, drug education and drug testing and to address collegiate-specific concerns. A series of three articles published via the Sport Science Institute Newsletter will summarize key task force findings. The first article will cover the historical background of doping and drug testing in sport, and include an overview of performance-enhancing drugs. A second article will review alcohol and recreational drug abuse.
Researchers examine the use of legal and illegal drugs middle and high school students are taking to gain a competitive edge. Professional athletes are often tempted to use performance-enhancing substances, and many times they do with favorable, temporary results. Researchers with the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP examined the use of substances, from energy drinks to steroids, in middle and high school students.
However, recent studies indicate that sports participation may actually increase the risk of substance abuse in some teenagers. Considering this information, parents should be aware of the risks and warning signs for teenage substance abuse as it relates to sports participation, as well as where to get help if they believe their child has a problem with substance abuse. That said, it is important to note that each teenager is different, and that this information does not mean that sports participation is a negative influence for all teenagers in all situations.
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Performance-enhancing steroid use could increase the risk of cocaine use and addiction in teens, according to a new rodent study. The combination of these drugs could also impair fertility in young women. Athletes sometimes use anabolic steroids to boost performance.