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Social Norm 2

Student Athletes: Drug Abuse Affects You

Drug and Alcohol use affects performance on and off the field. We want our student athletes to be aware of the facts about drug abuse, the real rates of use, and the consequences of using Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).

Alcohol crushes your performance and training abilities:

  • Consuming drinks in one night affects brain and body function up to
  • results in projected losses of up to of training.

Most NCAA Student Athletes realize this:

  • of NCAA Student Athletes either avoid alcohol or drink significantly less
  • of NCAA Student Athletes show up late or miss a practice or game due to drinking.

Marijuana also affects your physical performance:

  • Your ability to track or follow moving objects is
  • Your ability to determine accurate visual depth
  • Your ability to determine velocity or speed at which an object is traveling
  • Smoking 5 joints a week is a pack of cigarettes in the amount of carcinogens and tar your body takes in.
  • Most researchers agree that urine tests for marijuana can detect the in the body for up to

Most NCAA Student Athletes realize this:

  • of NCAA athletes during the competitive season.