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Poll finds athletes three times more likely to take painkillers

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Poll finds athletes three times more likely to take painkillers

December 7, 2017 0 comments

Varsity athletes use prescription painkillers nearly 3 times more than non-athletes, according to The Herald’s fall 2017 poll. While 3.1 percent of non-athletes reported using painkillers recreationally, 8.3 percent of polled athletes reported that they do. Researchers said athletes — who may overuse painkillers to cope with pressure to perform […]