Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Doping In Sports: A Systematic Review


Dr. Maman Paul

Abstract

Doping is now a global issue that affects international sporting events all over the world. International sports federations, led by the International Olympic Committee, have attempted to halt the spread of this problem for the past half-century, with little success. This substance-abusing behaviour was expected to decrease with educational programmes, testing, and supportive medical treatment. Sadly, this has not been the case. Professional athletes are now abusing new, more powerful, and undetectable doping techniques and substances, while sophisticated distribution networks have emerged. Professional athletes are frequently role models for adolescent and young adult populations, who frequently mimic their behaviours, including drug abuse.The purpose of this review of doping in international sports is to educate the international psychiatric community and addiction treatment professionals about the history of doping in sports and its spread to vulnerable athletic and non-athletic populations.


Pages: 8583-8588

Keywords: Doping, Sports, Drugs.

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