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Impacts of the coronavirus on student athlete substance abuse

Suppressed, silent, or poised to surge?

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — College is a well-known risk environment for problematic alcohol use and substance abuse. In this post, Katherine McLean, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Greater Allegheny, outlines why student athletes may be at particular risk for higher levels of alcohol consumption and substance abuse than their non-athlete peers.

For more, visit the Insights from Experts website — a partnership of Penn State's Social Science Research Institute and the Center for Health Care and Policy Research.

Last Updated November 06, 2020

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