Long-term Outcomes of the ATHENA (Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise & Nutrition Alternatives) Program for Female High School Athletes.

@article{Elliot2008LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term Outcomes of the ATHENA (Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise & Nutrition Alternatives) Program for Female High School Athletes.},
  author={Diane Elliot and Linn Goldberg and Esther L. Moe and Carol A Defrancesco and Melissa B Durham and Wendy McGinnis and Chondra M. Lockwood},
  journal={Journal of alcohol and drug education},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={73-92}
}
Adolescence and emerging adulthood are critical windows for establishing life-long behaviors. We assessed long-term outcomes of a prospective randomized harm reduction/health promotion program for female high school athletes. The intervention's immediate beneficial effects on diet pill use and unhealthy eating behaviors have been reported; however, tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use were not immediately altered (Elliot et al, 2004). One to three years following graduation, positive benefits in… CONTINUE READING

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