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Experts Advisory: Experts on Steroids, University at Albany

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 2, 2007) -- Steroid abuse among athletes and sports psychology covered by UAlbany's faculty experts.

STEROIDS and other performance enhancing drugs have long been a salient issue in sports, including abuse among professional, college and even high school athletes. Recent news reports that athletes were involved as customers of an illicit steroid distribution network leading authorities to raid two pharmacies in Orlando continues to keep the steroid issue in the spotlight. Psychology professor Bruce Svare has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of anabolic steroid abuse. Svare has specialized for more than 30 years in the study of anabolic steroids, has authored over 70 scientific papers in leading professional journals and has written numerous books and book chapters in the field of behavioral neuroscience. He served on the National Institute on Drug Abuse Technical Review Panel on Steroid Abuse.

SUBSTANCE USE, including steroids, is among the research interests of Psychology professor Matthew Martens. He has taught and conducted research on sports psychology and the emotional and physical effects of substance abuse. He is also interested in the impact of professional sports on student athletes. He received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his master's degree in sport psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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