Extreme binge drinking among adolescent athletes: A cause for concern?

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Examine the association between adolescent sport participation and extreme binge drinking (10 + drinks) among boys and girls. METHODS Secondary analysis of the nationally representative 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (n = 13,583). RESULTS Boys who participated on sport teams had the greatest odds of engaging in extreme binge drinking. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS Despite the modest associations found among athletes, boys who participated on multiple sport teams had the greatest odds of engaging in extreme binge drinking. SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE Greater prevention efforts should target multi-sport athletes because they are at greater risk for negative consequences of heavy drinking.

DOI: 10.1111/ajad.12323

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@article{Veliz2016ExtremeBD, title={Extreme binge drinking among adolescent athletes: A cause for concern?}, author={Philip T Veliz and Sean Esteban McCabe and Carol J. Boyd}, journal={The American journal on addictions}, year={2016}, volume={25 1}, pages={37-40} }