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Related Programs and Resources

The focus on substance-use education has grown in recent years as researchers learn more about use patterns and outcomes. Below are several programs and resources designed for the college population:

APPLE Institute

NCAA Sport Science Institute partners with the University of Virginia Gordie Center to sponsor the APPLE Institute, an annual three-day national training institute for student-athletes, athletics administrators and campus partners dedicated to substance abuse prevention and health promotion of college athletes. Participants learn how to apply the APPLE model within their athletics department to prevent student-athlete substance abuse and promote health and wellness. For more information about the APPLE Institute, click here.

NCAA CHOICES Alcohol Education Grant Program

The NCAA CHOICES Alcohol Education Grant Program provides funding for NCAA member schools and conferences to integrate athletics departments into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. NCAA CHOICES projects must partner athletics with other campus departments in the development and implementation of effective alcohol education projects. For more information about NCAA CHOICES, click here.

National Center for Drug Free Sport

Drug Free Sport provides drug-testing services as well as drug-education and drug-screening programs. For more information, click here.

myPlaybook

myPlaybook is an interactive, web-based program for high school and collegiate student-athletes designed to prevent alcohol and other drug-related harm. The collegiate program consists of lessons on NCAA-banned substances and drug testing, alcohol, marijuana, performance-enhancing drugs/dietary supplements, tobacco and prescription/over-the-counter drugs. For more information, visit http://athletewellness.uncg.edu/myplaybook/

360 Proof

NCAA Division III and the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division have joined forces to offer 360 Proof, a comprehensive, evidence-based program that helps participating schools reduce the consequences of high-risk alcohol use and enhance collaboration between athletics and student affairs. Built on solid research data and real-world results, 360 Proof combines effective tools, strategies and ongoing expert guidance to help students make better decisions about their alcohol use. The program is currently offered for NCAA Division III schools and NCAA small colleges and universities but may expand to other divisions in the future. For more information, click here.

Drug Free Sport Axis

Drug Free Sport Axis is a subscription-based service that exists to provide up-to-date, confidential and accurate information on dietary supplements, dangerous or banned (prohibited) substances, and provide interactive tools and educational materials to empower athletes to make healthy and responsible decisions. For more information, click here.

Resource Exchange Center

Provided by Drug Free Sport, the REC is a subscription-based service that exists to provide up-to-date, confidential and accurate information on dietary supplements, dangerous or banned (prohibited) substances, and provide interactive tools and educational materials to empower athletes to make healthy and responsible decisions. For more information, visit http://www.drugfreesport.com/services/rec-overview.asp.