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Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

Oregon Health and Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201
http://www.atlasprogram.com
Contact Information
Dr. Linn Goldberg
Director
503-494-8051
gpldber1@ohsu.edu

Program Specifications

Emphasis:

Prevention

Age/Grade Level:

High School

Gender:

Boys

Ethnicity:

Unspecified

Target Settings:

Rural, Urban, Suburban, Inner City

Target Groups:

Clusters/Groups

Other Participation Criteria:

Unspecified

Description

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) is a multicomponent school-based drug and alcohol prevention program for male high school athletes, 13 to 19 years old. It is designed to reduce or stop adolescent male athletes' use of anabolic steroids, sport supplements, alcohol, and illegal drugs, while improving healthy nutrition and exercise practices. The program is delivered to a school sports team, with instruction led by student-athlete peers and facilitated by coaches. ATLAS promotes healthy nutrition and exercise behaviors as alternatives to substance use (alcohol, illegal drugs, anabolic steroids, and unhealthy sport supplements.)

Program Descriptors Include:

Extra Curricular, Family/Parental Involvement, Substance Abuse, Life Skills Training

Program Rating:

Limited Evidence

Starting Year:

0000

Students Served Per Year:

Last Verified:

March 19th, 2009

Strategies for Locating Students:

Unspecified

Reenrolled Students with Disabilities:

Unspecified

Risk Factors

Program addresses the following:

Individual Factors

  • High-risk social behavior

Community Factors

  • Youth social attitudes

Protective Factors

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is or per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Federal

Program Staff Includes:

Teachers

Materials Used:

Instructional Texts/Manuals

Supporting/Partner Organizations:

Evaluation Information

Description of Program Impact:
In a randomized control design, three sequential cohorts were assessed before and one year after each athletic season and found: decreased new substance use; decreased new use of anabolic steroids; reduced instances of drinking and driving; lowered index of alcohol and drug use; reduced use of performance-enhancing supplements.

How Evaluation Data Was Collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

Additional Evaluation Information: