Graduate Student Featured in Documentary on Athletes’ Painkiller Addiction

Marcus _AmosA graduate student who has raised awareness through his research about the abuse of pain pills among college athletes and how to address and prevent the addiction will be featured in a documentary this month.

Marcus Amos, a second-year doctoral student in sport management, will appear in Locker Room Addiction, a film produced by DirecTV. The documentary will air locally at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, on DirecTV’s Audience Channel 239.

The documentary also will feature interviews from parents of student-athletes who have died from accidental heroin overdoses after becoming addicted to painkillers.

Amos is founder of Prevention Education for Athletes, which addresses both painkiller addiction as a result of sports injuries and overdose deaths among athletes. He has consulted as an expert in this area with numerous national media, including 60 Minutes, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN News.