Awareness and educational efforts are working to help prevent anabolic steroid abuse in schools and communities. The Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) and the Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA) programs, funded by the NIDA, and supported by the Oregon Health & Science University programs is teaching athletes that they do not need steroids to build powerful muscles and improve athletic performance. These programs provide weight-training and nutrition alternatives, increase healthy behaviors, less likelihood to try steroids, and less likelihood to engage in other dangerous behaviors such as drinking and driving, use of marijuana and alcohol , and and improved body image. Bother Congress and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration endorsed these model prevention programs. 4
Sarah is a cello teacher with 14 years experience and her pupils’ successes speak for themselves. She has had pupils gain music scholarships to Repton School , Eton College , Trent College, Loughborough High School, Nottingham High School and Winchester College . Many of Sarah’s pupils play in the Nottingham Youth Orchestra, the National Children’s Orchestra and the East Midlands Youth String Orchestra . Pupils have gone to the Junior Royal Academy of Music and the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and many have gone onto studying music at further education. Sarah’s former pupil Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who she taught up to the age of 9 when he achieved Distinction at Grade 8, won the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016.
Sarah also teaches piano and theory up to grade 5.