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Higher, Faster, Stronger, Drunker?
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Lynda B. Ransdell, Boise State University
  • Kathy Hildebrand, Northern Arizona University
  • Caile Spear, Boise State University
  • Shelley Lucas, Boise State University
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In light of the increasing number of girls participating in sports, the pressures associated with "big time sports," and interest in preventing alcohol-related problems in female athletes, the purpose of this viewpoint is to examine the prevalence of alcohol abuse in female athletes and to provide coaches and teachers with suggestions for education and prevention. Some of these include a continual increase in the competition, negotiating relationships with teammates and coaches, performance anxiety or fear of failure, decreased social interaction due to competition, time management issues, burnout, and coping with injuries (Storch, Storch, Killiany, & Roberti, 2005).

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Lynda B. Ransdell, Kathy Hildebrand, Caile Spear and Shelley Lucas. "Higher, Faster, Stronger, Drunker?" Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2007)
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