As part of the Hudson School District student support services, the district uses the SEARCH Institute’s developmental assets and risk behavior assessment to strengthen programming and activities that promote awareness and prevention of student alcohol and drug use.
Parents are the first reason students state for NOT drinking alcohol. Students feel their parents would be very disappointed and hurt. The second reason students don’t drink alcohol is they are concerned their athletic coach would find out. ” .
There has been some very interesting research on alcohol use and athletic performance.
Did you know?
- Alcohol use prevents muscle recovery.
- Alcohol use cancels out gains from our workout.
- Alcohol constricts your aerobic metabolism and endurance.
- Consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in one night affects brain and body activities for up to 3 days.
- Two consecutive nights of drinking affect brain and body systems for up to a week.
- Alcohol use reduces performance potential by up to 11% within 4 days of use.
- Alcohol impairs reaction time up to 24 hours following use.
- Heavy drinking, more than 5 drinks, results in a projected loss of up to 14 training days.
- Alcohol causes dehydration and slows the body’s ability to heal.
- Alcohol decreases the secretion of HGH, the body’s natural growth hormone, by up to 70%.
- Alcohol inhibits absorption of thiamin (helps with blood oxygen), vitamin B12 (energy), folic acid (formation of new cells) and zinc (endurance).
- Alcohol alters the body’s ability to produce ATP which is the muscles’ source of energy.
- The body treats alcohol as fat converting alcohol sugar to fatty acid.
- Alcohol triggers the release of cortisol increasing stress.
- Alcohol triggers production in the liver of a substance that is directly toxic to testosterone.