Student-Athletes Report Drop in Binge Drinking, Use of Narcotic Pain Medication and Spit Tobacco

(NCAA) In 1985, the NCAA began conducting studies to examine student-athletes' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The study's 10th and current iteration shows declines in the use of narcotic pain medication and spit tobacco, as well as binge drinking, among student-athletes.

The Association-wide study administered by NCAA faculty athletics representatives began in October 2022 and concluded in June 2023. More than 23,000 student-athletes participated in the study.

Results from the full study will be shared at the 2024 NCAA Convention in Phoenix.

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