The Athlete’s Kitchen: Alcohol & Athletes

By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D., CSSD

Athletes are competitive. Unfortunately, too many competitive athletes are also competitive drinkers, not to be outdone by their teammates. Ask any coach or college athletics director, and you’ll hear concern about alcohol and athletes—a dangerous duo, especially among team sports. Excessive alcohol intake is associated with injuries, poor grades in school, arguments, sexual violence, loss of memory, driving under the influence and trouble with the law—to say nothing of vomiting, hangovers and...

Mind, Body and Sport: Substance use and abuse

By Brian Hainline, Lydia Bell and Mary Wilfert The prevalence of mood-altering substances on campus – alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens – has been tracked by campus prevention professionals for decades,...

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