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The NFL’s Substance And Alcohol Abuse Policy

Substance and alcohol abuse do not discriminate and people from all walks of life have an equal chance of being affected. It seems that even the elite of the National Football League (NFL), some of the most talented athletes in the world, are vulnerable to the influence of addiction. Recent news of the Bears defensive tackle, Nate Collins, charged with marijuana possession, has been fined and will be suspended for one game per the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Kansas City Chiefs,’ Tamba Hali, regarded as the team’s best pass rusher, has been suspended for the first game of the regular season due to a violation of the NFL’s drug testing policy. The pressure to achieve is enormous, and many players use drugs and alcohol to cope.

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