Student Athletes

Bucks County Student Athlete Game Plan for Success

It’s important to remember that while we may think peers are the most influential people in a young person’s life, it’s really their parents/caregivers and other caring adults! Teachers, coaches, athletic trainers and other staff can play a vital role in helping to keep student athletes safe and on a path to making good decisions – which includes refraining from using substances.

Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.'s new campaign, Bucks County's Game Plan for Student Athlete Success, focuses on providing messaging about:

  • How to recognize the early warning signs of a potential problem with substances
  • How to keep your homes safe when it comes to storing medications
  • The importance of having Narcan 
Developing good communication skills helps parents/caregivers and other caring adults catch problems early, support positive behavior and stay aware of what is happening. Remember to talk often, use clear communication, set limits and provide safe boundaries!