Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Athletes

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Athletes - Kimberly Outlaw

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Athletes


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Athletes presents readers with a contextualized analysis of the health issues of a vulnerable population-athletes. The competitive nature of sports exposes athletes to undue emotional and physical pressures, leading some to resort to the use of drugs such as narcotics, illegal drugs, and alcohol and suffer severe emotional, social, or physical harm. This text effectively marries existing research, direct observation of athletes, and interviews with key stakeholders in public health and sporting organizations to provide students with critical information regarding athletes, mental health, and substance use disorders.

The opening chapter provides an overview of the prevalence of substance abuse in various sports ranging from cycling to athletics, boxing to weightlifting. It details the theoretical underpinnings for substance abuse and mental health among athletes and discusses unique historical case studies. Additional chapters examine the intersection of race, gender, and nationality in sports; challenges experience by athletes; NCAA response to drug use among collegiate athletes; and the treatment process when working with athletes who misuse drugs. Students consider injuries as the ultimate gateway drug, ethics in sports, drug use by sport subculture, and substance misuse as a major educational gap in social work education. The final chapter discusses future challenges for athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs.

Citeste mai mult

-10%

transport gratuit

PRP: 451.08 Lei

!

Acesta este Pretul Recomandat de Producator. Pretul de vanzare al produsului este afisat mai jos.

405.97Lei

405.97Lei

451.08 Lei

Primesti 405 puncte

Important icon msg

Primesti puncte de fidelitate dupa fiecare comanda! 100 puncte de fidelitate reprezinta 1 leu. Foloseste-le la viitoarele achizitii!

Livrare in 2-4 saptamani

Descrierea produsului


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Athletes presents readers with a contextualized analysis of the health issues of a vulnerable population-athletes. The competitive nature of sports exposes athletes to undue emotional and physical pressures, leading some to resort to the use of drugs such as narcotics, illegal drugs, and alcohol and suffer severe emotional, social, or physical harm. This text effectively marries existing research, direct observation of athletes, and interviews with key stakeholders in public health and sporting organizations to provide students with critical information regarding athletes, mental health, and substance use disorders.

The opening chapter provides an overview of the prevalence of substance abuse in various sports ranging from cycling to athletics, boxing to weightlifting. It details the theoretical underpinnings for substance abuse and mental health among athletes and discusses unique historical case studies. Additional chapters examine the intersection of race, gender, and nationality in sports; challenges experience by athletes; NCAA response to drug use among collegiate athletes; and the treatment process when working with athletes who misuse drugs. Students consider injuries as the ultimate gateway drug, ethics in sports, drug use by sport subculture, and substance misuse as a major educational gap in social work education. The final chapter discusses future challenges for athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs.

Citeste mai mult

De pe acelasi raft

Parerea ta e inspiratie pentru comunitatea Libris!

Noi suntem despre carti, si la fel este si

Newsletter-ul nostru.

Aboneaza-te la vestile literare si primesti un cupon de -10% pentru viitoarea ta comanda!

*Reducerea aplicata prin cupon nu se cumuleaza, ci se aplica reducerea cea mai mare.

Ma abonez image one
Ma abonez image one