Time Out: The Connection Between Student-Athletes And Substance Abuse

Time Out: The Connection Between Student-Athletes And Substance Abuse

For many students participating in athletics is a positive experience that helps them to stay focused on their academics and can provide them with opportunities such as college scholarships. But for some athletes, it can lead to substance abuse issues.

50%

More likely to misuse prescription stimulants like opioids in the decade after they graduate.

A recent study found that high school seniors who play contact sports are about 50% more likely to misuse prescription stimulants like opioids in the decade after they graduate. High school athletes have also been identified as a high-risk group to participate in