Pain Killers in Sports

Yesterday, about six of us were hanging out playing FIFA for about two hours. One of the residents is going into the psychology field and wants to be a sports psychologist and work with athletes. I told him about this interesting thing I saw on ESPN where a handful of current players discussed the current issues going on in the NFL today. The biggest issue in their opinion is pain killers and whether marijuana is better alternative. We had a very good conversation about the negative effects of pain killers, both short as long term and if marijuana should be allowed to be used by athletes. We then talked about concussions in sports and I invited them to go to the faculty forum coming up in April about concussions in sports. It was pretty cool to see these men, who typically don’t like to get into too serious of conversations, to take a side on this topic and openly speak their minds.

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