details both 'Prescription' & 'illicit' Drugs. Despite the fact that Alcohol is considered a
'drug', its wide-spread and culturally accepted nature necessitated a specific dedicated section. For
information relating to Alcohol please click here.
Most Dangerous Drugs (pt. 1
Please refer to our Multimedia Video section for Parts 2 to 5 of this
No matter what you think about the use of drugs; whether
they’re harmless or non-addictive, there are certain ABSOLUTE
FACTS that you need to be aware of. These will enable you to make
an informed decision when offered or taking the various substances available
sitting in judgment over the person who uses illicit drugs; it is their choice. But before you begin or continue
to use, please note the following:
There are always negative side effects
from illicit drugs.
Those who sell or provide drugs are
‘in it for the money’. They do not care about you, your health, your family,
your football career, your children, your future etc.. It is for profit and
‘easy money’. They are not philanthropists or benevolent ‘party animals’; they
are greedy & selfish.
(3) Illicit drugs will always affect your playing performance,
whether it is short term or
(4) Despite arguments to the contrary regarding the above three
there remains one (1) fact that
isabsolute and that
is;..... the possession & use
of illicit drugs
Think twice before accepting a substance (knowingly or unknowingly)
from another because 'it might make you feel better'; or 'might help with your problems'; or
'help you enjoy yourself' or 'forget your troubles'. There is no 'magic
cure' to issues in our lives. There is no 'potion' or 'pill' or
'substance' that will 'take it all away' or solve it. For you own sake; career and
repercussions of illicit drug use, if caught, are serious; not only from
the legal standpoint, but also with respect to your future as a professional, semi professional, aspiring
professional or amateur Rugby League Player.
has taken a strong stance regarding the use of drugs and has instituted testing in accordance with their very
strict guidelines. The individual clubs likewise have their own policies about drug use & their own
The act of
‘casually’, ‘innocently’ or ‘mistakenly’ taking an illicit substance is no longer tolerated.
To purposely take a drug and attempt to mask its presence or avoid detection is becoming increasingly difficult.
The end result of drug use is potentially career threatening.
section on ‘Drugs’ details the most commonly used substances & those whose popularity is a little
more widespread among the sporting community. Drugs such as ‘heroin’ are not as relevant to the purpose of the exercise. To detail every
illicit substance ‘out there’ would require (and has required) its’ own dedicated book or
Click here for list of 'Banned Substances'.
for specific information on selected substances click on the links
Click here for our 'Fact
Should you have concerns regarding any issue
relating to your 'mental or physical
off' strongly recommend you seek professional assistance. This
may entail contacting your GP or similar clinician (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counsellor etc.). You may
also contact the appropriate agency or service that might assist you. Irrespective of your
choice, ensure you see someone who might help.