Taylor Hooton Foundation to Host APEDs Presentation
UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson

Jan. 14, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. - The UGA Athletic Association and St. Mary's Healthcare System will host a presentation by the Taylor Hooton Foundation on "Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs" on Mon., Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. on the first floor of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.

The presentation, scheduled to last for approximately one hour, is a free community service event open to the general public and UGA Athletic Association staff members.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation prides itself on offering the latest, most factual information available on anabolic steroids and appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs). The foundation collaborates with leading organizations and individual experts who deal with the problems and life-threatening risks associated with APEDs.

"Performance enhancing drugs are an issue at all levels of athletics, from scholastic to collegiate to professional," said UGA Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson. "APEDs have a significant number of serious and adverse physical and psychological side effects. One of the keys to combatting APED use is education, and the more information that you have, the better equipped you are to make the right decisions."

The primary goal of the Taylor Hooton foundation is to raise awareness and provide education about the physical and psychological effects of APEDs, along with the dangers associated with the use of such drugs.

Today, the use of APEDs by youth has reached near epidemic proportions. Such use can be driven by young people's belief that these drugs will help to improve both their performance on the athletic field and their overall physical appearance.

A recent study by the University of Minnesota highlighted the fact that approximately one and a half million U.S. high school and middle school students - as many as six percent - have knowingly used anabolic steroids.

"Our hope with this presentation is to make a difference in this area," Courson said. "We want to provide information from one of the top resources in the nation, the Taylor Hooton Foundation, to coaches, administrators, parents and student-athletes."

For more information on the presentation, please contact Sarah Black at (706) 542-9060 or sblack@sports.uga.edu.

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