ERIC Number: ED317531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Suggested Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies for Coaches to Prevent Drug Abuse in Sport.
Anshel, Mark H.
In this discussion of the prevalence of drug abuse by athletes, suggestions are made for coaches to prevent or reduce the abusive intake of drugs by athletes who participate on their teams. The following cognitive strategies deal with eliminating unwanted drug use: (1) show concern; (2) articulate ethical issues; (3) set behavior limits; (4) provide educational opportunities; (5) make private counseling available; (6) be a counseling coach; (7) build the athlete's self-esteem; (8) be aware of the athlete's mental status; and (9) promote team roles and the athlete's perception of meaningfulness as a participant. Behavioral techniques for preventing drug abuse involve setting up situations which foster certain desirable responses from the athletes and/or using verbal or nonverbal techniques to reinforce favorable behaviors or performance outcomes. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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