Drug Testing

NCAA Doping, Drug Education and Drug Testing Task Force

The NCAA Sport Science Institute convened a Doping, Drug Education and Drug Testing Task Force in July 2013 (for a list of task force members see NCAA Doping Drug Testing and Drug Education Task Force Members ). The purpose of the task...

ADHD and the Student-Athlete

By Christopher J. Richmond, Ph.D., LP, LMFT Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobiological disorders of childhood and often continues through adolescence and adulthood. In the past, some...

Drug Testing
Drug Testing

Understanding the NCAA’s drug testing policies The NCAA shares the responsibility of promoting a drug-free athletics environment with its member institutions to protect the health of student-athletes and preserve fair competition...

NCAA committee adjusts marijuana testing threshold

By Brian Hendrickson The NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) voted at its December meeting to set the threshold for a positive marijuana test at NCAA championships at a level that is consistent...

An inside look: How drug testing works

By Brian Hendrickson I kept thinking about how a young student-athlete could find this experience embarrassing and awkward as I stood in the restroom of Drake University’s tennis center last June, providing the first athletics-event drug...

NCAA drug-use study shows large majority have not used banned drugs

By Brian Hendrickson A newly released NCAA report of student athletes’ drug and alcohol habits shows a continued decline in usage of some drugs and an overwhelming majority of athletes who have never used banned substances. The NCAA’s...

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