Nearly 80% of College Athletes

Use Alcohol

The American Athletic Institute has conducted scientific studies on the effects of social drug use on elite athletic performance. Our program clearly connects use and reduced performance. Social drug use continues to be the catalyst for nearly all negative behaviors in the college athlete population. That is why hundreds of college athletic programs have utilized our services in the past five years. AAI's message can impact your athletes, coaches and the success of your upcoming season. The program has been developed in conjunction with NCAA Collegiate athletes and coaches. It is based on the physiological and psychological mindset of serious athletes, preparing for high performance sport. This program has had sensational reviews. We have gathered our own data and it is a must see for any NCAA athlete. Be proactive…



Athletes and Social Drug Use.........

The Party Is Over

Social drug use among athletes is prevalent and the problem is complex. Athletes may be more likely to abuse alcohol than their non-athlete counterparts and are more likely to suffer behavioral and psychological consequences as a result of their drug use. They are also more prone to heavy episodic drinking. READ MORE


A Must Read for ALL Collegiate Athletic Directors, Coaches and Prevention Specialists

On the Collegiate level, the use rates for recreational drugs are off the charts. The NCAA 2001 study indicated that 79.5% of NCAA athletes drink alcohol and 27.3% use marijuana. Use rates in one particular sport were 95.6% for alcohol and 60.8% for marijuana. The NCAA has conducted several studies in the past decade and although awareness has increased, the use rates have remained relatively constant. Prevention specialists have failed to realize the magnitude of possibilities that exist in working with this enormous target population. READ MORE



NCAA Study of Substance Use Habits of College Student-Athletes

Presented to:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports

January 2006

by: The NCAA Research Staff

To read the full study click here: NCAA Study



What Colleges Need To Know Now



As national headlines attest, students continue to be seriously injured or die as a result of drinking. Are these attention-grabbing headlines designed to simply sell newspapers, or is the problem as extensive today as it was in 2002 when the NIAAA Task Force first reported its findings?

The news is mixed. Among college students and other 18- to 24-year-olds, binge drinking (see the textbox, page 2, for a definition) and, in particular, driving while intoxicated (DWI), have increased since 1998. The number of students who reported DWI increased from 2.3 million students to 2.8 million (1). The number of alcohol-related deaths also have increased. In 2001, there were an estimated 1,700 alcohol-related unintentional injury deaths among students 18–24, an increase of 6 percent among college students (that is, per college population) since 1998 (1). In addition, it is estimated that each year, more than 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking, and more than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape (1). Clearly, alcohol-related problems on campus still exist (1). READ MORE




Take My Whistle, Please!


How Much More?

For generations lacrosse players have carved a “love to party” reputation. Club lacrosse with Dad and his keg buddies. The Vail Shootout, where legend is measured in championships won and condominiums bashed. Final Four college teams
loading adult beverage cases on team buses after semifi nal wins. This “play hard, live hard” banner has long waved over lousy and transcendent athletes in many sports. But devotees of lacrosse, a proudly “fringe” sport, take this chip-on-the-shoulder dare
to a celebrated level.



A Time For Parents To Discuss The Risks Of College Drinking

by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath- vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death.

According to research summarized in a College Task Force report to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the consequences of excessive drinking by college students are more significant, more destructive, and more costly than many parents realize. And these consequences affect students whether or not they drink. READ MORE


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