Don’t let drugs destroy your future
Illicit drugs can be harmful to athletes and bring sport into disrepute. There are many examples of how drug and alcohol abuse can destroy the careers of successful young athletes. The use of illicit drugs in sport is particularly disappointing because so many young Australians look up to our athletes as role models.
Through the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) Program, Surfing Australia has partnered with the Australian Government to ensure Australian athletes have the education and support to make the right choices when it comes to illicit drugs.
|The main aims of the Surfing Australia Illicit Drugs in Sport Program are to:
||The Surfing Australia IDIS program plans to spread this educational message to our vast range of stakeholders within the sport and broader surfing community through the following initiatives:
AS AN ATHLETE YOU ARE ALREADY COMMITTED TO TAKING GREAT CARE OF YOUR BODY.
These days when the difference between winning and losing can be less than one hundredth of a second, a healthy mind and body is the key to getting the best out of yourself and achieving your full potential.
The use of illicit (illegal) drugs can seriously impair the functioning of your mind and body. This can have a major impact on your performance by reducing your ability to train and compete at an optimal level.
For more information
For more information on the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) Program you can contact the Office for Sport at the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 6210 2714.
If you think you have a problem with drugs, or know someone who may have a problem with drugs, the first step in getting help is to start talking. Talk to a counsellor, health professional or someone else you can trust, such as a friend or family member.
For more information about illicit drugs or to get help please contact: 1800 250 015 (free call) or see www.australia.gov.au/drugs.