alright i put this in this forum because it has to do with nutrition. i imagine this could be a controversial topic but it’s an honest question and i’m curious about what people think/know.
so people always tell kids my age- and especially athletes my age- not to drink or do drugs. i’m not saying that i’m an alcoholic or a stoner or anything but as an 18-year-old i’d be lying if i said i’ve never drank or tried marijuana. i’ll also be heading to college in a year where, needless to say, drugs and alcohol are pretty much one of the main pastimes.
so i was wondering how alcohol and marijuana actually affect athletes. i’m pretty responsible as it is (being 25% native american, i have to be careful since indians are genetically at a much higher risk level of becoming alcoholics than the general population). but at my age it’s also tough to completely avoid when you still want to go out to the occasional party with friends.
i want to become the absolute best pitcher i can be, even if it would mean going completely straight edge. but is this totally necessary? so anyway, I’m curious about how this stuff specifically affects athletes if anyone knows.