“These numbers demonstrate the problem of steroid use is bordering on the level of an American tragedy,” Gene Monahan, former head athletic trainer for the New York Yankees, representing PBATS, said in the release.
The survey is the most recent output of the collaboration between the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society in providing educational programs and resources to inform and educate on the dangers of performance-enhancing substances. The organizations will also collaborate on national education events in 2013 and 2014.
Each of the participating organizations maintains its own education programs dedicated to various facets of healthy living programs for young people and athletes of all ages. The full survey is available on the websites of each of the three organizations – www.baseballhall.org/survey, taylorhooton.org and pbats.com.