ERIC Number: ED130177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Use and Misuse of Drugs among High School Athletes.
Baugh, Robert J.
Due to the lack of information relating to drug use and abuse among high school athletes, the author conducted a survey of 2,063 college students in universities in eastern Kentucky. The attempt was to determine what practices these college freshmen and sophomores had observed or experienced while in high school. Over 65% of the males and 27% of the females had participated in varsity athletics while in high school. Comparisons between athletes and non-athletes were made regarding smoking, alcohol use, and the use of drugs such as amphetamines, marihuana, barbituates, etc. The findings presented are derived from a partial analysis of the survey data. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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