Substance abuse

This document forms part of the

AOAA Rules and Regulations.

It should be considered in conjunction with the policies and guidelines of the National Governing Body (AMA)

Doping and Alcohol Policy

  1. Substance abuse and doping- The AOAA will not tolerate substance abuse, doping, or the taking of illegal drugs. Such activities will result in instant dismissal and revocation of licence. The AOAA abides by the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standard Prohibited List.

  2. A full list of prohibited substances is available in the AMA Instructor’s Guidelines.

Alcohol and so-called ‘social’ drugs

  1. Any person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate in the Club events

  2. Repeated infringements will result in a ban from the Club as stated above

  3. The sensible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages in social events or after training or competition is accepted as part of club life. Over-indulgence is to be avoided, however, as this may bring the Club into disrepute.

  4. Smoking or vaping is not allowed anywhere on Club venues including the car parks.

  5. Smoking is bad for health and Instructors will discourage smoking and encourage quitting.