Website includes information from the National Spit Tobacco Education Program about the effects of using smokeless tobacco and oral cancer. Provides tips on how to quit using along with other resources for educating others about the risks of using smokeless tobacco.
Information on steroids and other illicit drugs, including the risks and signs of use, provided for coaches and parents. Offers suggestions for encouraging drug-free sport involvement, as well as information for coaches on how to deal with drug use amongst his or her athletes. http://www.theantidrug.com/get_involved/sports_index.asp.
Websites offer facts on drugs and current news related to teens working to prevent drug use as well as real life substance abuse stories. These websites also offer advice on how to deal with friends who are using drugs. Visit www.freevibe.com (National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign) and www.checkyourself.org (Partnership for a Drug-Free America).
Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association information document on Opiod use and abuse among high schol athletes
Websites offer information about television programming, drinking and driving facts, and state laws, as well as resources for information about how to communicate with teens about alcohol-related issues. Visit http://www.pbs.org/justone/justo5.htm (Public Broadcasting Service), http://www.jointogether.org/sa/issues/hot_issues/drinking/ (Join Together Online), and http://www.whatsdrivingyou.org/ (What’s Driving You?).
United States Department of Health and Human Services offers a descriptive listing of prevention programs that have been assessed for the effectiveness of reducing and preventing substance abuse in United States communities. You may search the program database by selecting the program content you are interested in, including those targeting student athletes (e.g., ATLAS), at www.modelprograms.samhsa.gov. (Other related websites that may be of interest: http://store.samhsa.gov/home and www.nationalfamilies.org.)
The Tobacco-Free Sports Playbook is a free resource created by the CDC and designed to help school administrators, state and local health departments, certified athletic trainers, and coaches to reach out to young people with messages about the importance of choosing a healthy, active, and tobacco-free lifestyle.
You can download a copy from the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/tobacco or hard copies can be obtained by writing or calling the following: E-mail a request to: [email protected] or Toll-free hotline: (800) CDC-1311