Athletes at Risk: Drug Use in Amateur, Elite and Professional Sports
We don’t usually hear about our sports heroes using drugs or drinking excessively until their careers founder or come crashing down. The lucky ones recover from addiction and often go on to work hard to save other people’s lives. The unluckiest ones lose everything.
Should Professional Sports Organizations Punish Addicted Athletes?
In the debate over whether professional athletes who use drugs should be punished, there is certainly truth to the compassionate approach, but it should perhaps also be taken into consideration that the stakes have to be high enough to motivate the athlete to quit drugs and alcohol.