Recreational drugs

Many recreational drugs are prohibited in sport so if you use them you take a great risk.

Part of being an athlete involves respecting your body and your health and taking recreational drugs does not show that respect.

Here’s some key points you need to be aware of:

  • cannabis and all its synthetic forms are prohibited in-competition
  • other recreational drugs, including cocaine, BZP, and amphetamines are prohibited in-competition
  • cannabis and other drugs can be stored in the body for an extended period
  • passive inhalation of cannabis or other drugs is unlikely to result in a positive test, but you should avoid this.

Read our frequently asked questions about cannabis for more detailed information.