Vaping and Marijuana Trends and the Affects on Athletic Performance

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This webinar will bring participants up to date with current trends and statistics on vaping and marijuana.  We will discuss use of these substances by student-athletes and how they affect athletic performance.  Finally, we will look at ways we can recognize student-athletes who may be struggling and how to connect them to the people who can help them.

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be better able to:

  1. Recite current trends in vaping and marijuana use among athletes.
  2. Define how nicotine and marijuana can affect athletic performance.
  3. Recognize when an athlete may need help and referred for further evaluation.

Target Audience: ATs, RDs, CSCS, and other sports medicine or athlete support staff



Tina George, MSW; Sr. Coordinator at Caron Treatment Center’s Education Department

Tina George, MSW is part of the Education Department at Caron Treatment Centers since 2006.  She provides Student Assistance Program Training across the east coast and is an approved Lead Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Tina is also responsible for developing Student Assistance Programs, including Peak Performance: Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for Athletes.  Tina spent some time doing clinical work in Caron’s Adolescent Treatment Center.  Prior to Caron, Tina worked in child welfare for thirteen years and spent some time doing school social work in PA.


Nicole Rex; Student Assistance Program Specialist with Caron Treatment Centers

Nicole Rex is a Student Assistance Program Specialist with Caron Treatment Centers specializing in adolescent nicotine trends cessations. Through her work at Caron, Nicole has provided thousands of students with education and prevention services including assemblies, classroom presentations and nicotine cessation support groups. Nicole has spoken to many hundreds of professionals and parents providing much needed education surrounding drug and alcohol trends. Prior to her work at Caron, Nicole was a School Nurse for eleven years.


Drug Free Sport International (BOC AP# P8729) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the session. 



Drug Free Sport (Accredited Provider 99D4E11) is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to provide continuing education to Registered Dietitians. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 CPEU.

Certificate Information

      • Activity Number: 155044
      • Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 9.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.6
      • CPE Level: 1