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Jun1 Young Athletes Use Fewer Drugs but More Alcohol

(6/1/2011)

By Genevra Pittman
Reuters
May 30, 2011

Teens who exercise and play team sports are less likely to be smokers or use marijuana and other drugs than their peers, but they do drink more alcohol, a study said.

While the findings, published in "Addiction," don't prove cause and effect, they could have important implications for preventing drug and alcohol abuse in young adults, the study's authors said.

Read the full Reuters Article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/31/us-athletes-idUSTRE74U08W20110531


Keywords: young athletes, fewer drugs, more alcohol



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