Webinar: Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs: A Pragmatic View
Topic: Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs: A Pragmatic View
Traditional drug education materials address the four “standard” categories of mind-altering drugs: stimulants, depressants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. However, a fifth category of drugs is rarely discussed: appearance and performance enhancing drugs. These substances are taken to improve strength and performance in athletes, and most prevalently, they are used by non-athletes to improve their physique. This webinar will address this fifth category of drug abuse.
Topics covered in this webinar:
- Overview of substances: dietary supplements, HGH, protein/nutrition, energy drinks, anabolic steroids
- How marketing to youth plays a large role in young peoples’ view of body image and cheating vs fair play.
- Side effects in males and females
- How to identify potential steroid users/problems and safely intervene
Don Hooton is the most sought after speaker in North America on the subject of appearance and performance enhancing drug (APEDs) use by youth. Don serves as President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation which he founded in 2004, the year following the loss of his youngest son Taylor who died after using anabolic steroids. The Taylor Hooton Foundation is now the nation’s leading organization solely dedicated to educating youth and their adult influencers on the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs. THF programs offer an all-encompassing pragmatic view of these drugs and the social issues and pressures driving their usage. With over one million kids admittedly using these drugs and 85% of youth never being educated on the topic, THF hopes to change this situation through increased programming and awareness.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Dec. 11, 2012
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST
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