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Athletes Training & Learning to Avoid Steroids

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

ATLAS (Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steriods) is a multicomponent school based program for male high school athletes 13 to 19 years old. It capitalizes on team centered dynamics and uses positive peer pressure and role modeling to reduce the use of: 1) Anabolic steriods 2) Alcohol and other drugs, and 3) Performance enhancing supplements. This program is delivered to school sports team, with instruction led by student athlete peers and facilitated by coaches, ATLAS promotes healthy nutrition and excercise behaviors as alternatives to substance use. The 10 session curriculum is highly scripted and contains interactive and entertaining activities that make it easy and desirable to deliver, enhancing the fidelity of the intervention. The product of 10 years of research and field testing, ATLAS focuses specifically on adolescent male athletes' risk and positive factors.

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Physical Activity , Substance Abuse , Nutrition

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Name: Linn Goldberg, MD
Site or Location Name: ATLAS (Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steriods
Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences Univeristy, CR 110, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503) 494-1310