Athletes & Opioids: Safeguard your team with policies and best practices

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Program Goal:

TOP (Tackling Opioids through Prevention) for Athletesis intended to help raise awareness of opioid use among student athletes, and to provide evidence-based information to strengthen policies and practiceswithin schools, athletic departments and community based athletic programs.


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Our agency is available to provide FREE presentations and supportwithin Hunterdon and Somerset to schools, teams, as well as community sports programs.

Interested Coaches, School Personnel, or Healthcare Providers: Contact Project Director, Lesley Gabel at 908-782-3909,

What you should know:

Injuries are Stressful

"Injury is a major stressor for athletes and one that can pose significant challenges. Student athletes must handle rigorous academicas well as athletic demands that require time as well as significant physical requirements. Trying to perform and succeed in the classroom and the playing fieldhas become more difficult as the demands and expectations have increased. If an athlete is injured, these stressors increase." Br J Sports Med (2016)

Team Practices

  • Talk about school and team policies, including any possible consequences.
  • Keep your team physician informedof any medicines you may be taking.
  • Tell someoneif you are experiencing side-effects or withdrawal symptoms.

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