Alcohol & Drug Counseling, Assessment, & Prevention Services

Washington State University ADCAPS

Athletic Performance & Substance Use

As an athlete, you know that achieving optimal performance involves practicing hard, hitting the weight room, and being on top of your game, both mentally and physically. However, many athletes tend to underestimate the way in which alcohol use, even a few drinks, can nullify your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance, and compromising your mental game. The goal of any athlete is to be at the peak of performance. Your body is the instrument of performance, so treat it with care.

The following information will provide you with information on some of the negative effects of alcohol on muscles, learning, and nutrition
The information provided here was adapted from the University of Notre Dame: "For the Athlete", 2004.

ADCAPS - Alcohol & Drug Counseling, Assessment, & Prevention Services, WSU Counseling Services, 280 Lighty Student Services Building. Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1065 | (509) 335-4511 |