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Words For Writers: Week of May 1, 2006
NEW VIEW: SOURCE
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Tip of the Week:
From the Substance Abuse Tip Site, Authored by Jane Raeburn
Tip: Abuse Prevention
Early attempts to prevent steroid abuse concentrated on drug testing and on educating students about the drugs' adverse effects.
A more sophisticated approach has shown promise for preventing steroid abuse among players on high school sports teams. In the ATLAS program, developed for male football players, coaches and team leaders discuss the potential effects of anabolic steroids and other illicit drugs on immediate sports performance, and they teach how to refuse offers of drugs. They also discuss how strength training and proper nutrition can help adolescents build their bodies without the use of steroids. Later, special trainers teach the players proper weightlifting techniques.
A program designed for adolescent girls on sports teams, patterned after the program designed for boys, is currently being tested.
Editor Notes: The tip is newsworthy, focusing on the recent steroid abuse in sports and how to prevent steroid abuse. Although the client of the site is Passages Malibu, the writer was able to work in another program aimed at abuse prevention without stepping on the toes of the Substance Abuse Tip Site client.
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April 17, 2006: The Importance of Keywords.
April 24, 2006: Sell Yourself