Effects Of Alcohol On College Athletes

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Alcohol may be the most common drug used amongst college athletes. Generally, most of these athletes blatantly ignore the factors that are detrimental to achieving the optimal performance they are searching for. Often times, athletes may find themselves with little spare time to go out drinking and partying, but that little time may be spent binge drinking and getting heavenly intoxicated. Overtime, professionals have documented the effects of alcohol and how it adversely effects being on top of you game both mentally and physically.
Being on top of your game both mentally and physically is paramount in college sports. Athletes, like the rest of the population consume alcohol. Research has shown that athletes have started to drink as early as junior high school but may start even earlier. At the high school level, male athletes are more likely to use and even abuse alcohol. Alcohol consumption amongst athletes can have a toxic effect on a variety of systems in the human body including the muscle, metabolic, neurological and also affect performance and recovery systems simultaneously. It’s no secret that the general population of college student’s habitual abuse of alcohol is common, but it is not as uncommon to see this use among the athletes as well.
College athletes are affected by alcohol
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It’s time to look into specific challenges that athletes face during their college years, so we can better assess and facilitate the proper implementations and treatments. The college environment is a breeding ground for substance abuse. Free from parental control and a sense of being free may inspire student athletes to drink and then in turn lead to am abusive behavior. Student athletes have an undoubted elevated status on campus and also may be placed in a volatile environment to promote drinking

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