Model Program

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

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Contact Information:
Dr. Linn Goldberg, FACSM
Director
503.494.8051
gpldber1@ohsu.edu

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Boys

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City

Clusters/Groups

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

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

Starting Date: Unspecified
Students Served Per Year: Unspecified
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • High-risk social behavior

Community factors

  • Youth social attitudes

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:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies

Teachers

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

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