Alcohol Misuse among College Athletes: Self-Medication for Psychiatric Symptoms?

  title={Alcohol Misuse among College Athletes: Self-Medication for Psychiatric Symptoms?},
  author={B E Miller and M. N. Miller and R Verhegge and Henry Linville and Andres J. Pumariega},
  journal={Journal of Drug Education},
  pages={41 - 52}
A collegiate athlete population was surveyed for alcohol abuse as well as self-reported depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms. This study revealed that in a group of 262 athletes there were 21 percent who reported high alcohol use and problems associated with its use. Significant correlations were found between reported alcohol abuse and self-reported symptoms of depression and general psychiatric symptoms. Subjects with positive depression and psychiatric symptom ratings in the… 

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