Talk to athletes about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Find information and resources for coaches on signs of addiction and what you can do to prevent it.
If you notice one of your athletes has begun losing interest, has become withdrawn, depressed, hostile or fatigued for no reason, you may not guess that something is wrong right away. But many of these behaviors can also be signs of drug related problems.
A coach can pick up on other signs that could mean your athlete is at risk:
- A decline in practice/game performance or attendance
- Consistently late to practice and/or games
- Becoming distant from other team members
- Changing relationships with family and friends