2020 SACAD Entrants

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Empirical- Undergraduate


In this systematic review, collegiate athletes’ intake of recreational drugs will be assessed and compared to an average college student. This study will focus on the reasoning behind the usage and intake of recreational drugs including, but not limited to, alcohol, marijuana, tobacco products, and over the counter medication. This review will focus on college athletes from the age of 18-24 who have partaken in the use of recreational drugs within the course of their college career. These studies were found using the Forsyth Library databases AccessMedicine, CINAHL, and Medline. The inclusion criteria included collegiate athletes, recreational drug use and peer reviewed journals. Exclusion criteria included geriatric patients, animal related cases and studies older than 1995. Articles were not included if they were not peer reviewed journals.