Life of an Athlete Program (LoA)
New Hampshire Life of an Athlete (LoA) is being implemented through the NH Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) with support from the ten Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services Regional Networks. NH Life of an Athlete is an adaptation of the Life of an Athlete program that will foster the partnership between NH Interscholastic Athletic Association, schools, administrators, coaches, Regional Networks, and youth in a targeted effort directed at substance abuse prevention. LOA targets a population that is at even higher risk for alcohol, marijuana, prescription and/or steroid use. In a survey of 215 high school athletic directors, 59% reported having personally encountered intoxicated student-athletes. Given that most schools estimate that over 70% of NH youth participate in an organized sport at some point in their middle and high school career, the athletic population in NH is at high risk for substance use and in need of targeted prevention.
Interested in Learning more about this program:
Contact Donna Arias - Program Director