Steroids

Deana Hargrove

Street Names

• Roids

• Juice

• Hype

• Gym candy

• Arnolds

• Stackers or pumpers

Effects

Short-term effects

The short-term effects of anabolic steroid include, but are not limited to, changes in mood, acne on shoulders and back, greasy hair or skin, skin eruptions such as abscesses and cysts, weight gain, bloating, night sweating and, sleep disruptions.


Signs that a person might be using

Signs that a person may be using steroids may include, but are not limited to significant physical changes, severe acne on the back and shoulders, increased aggression, mood swings and needle marks on the buttocks or thighs.

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Consequences of using it.

Physically-

Severe acne.

Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture.

Liver abnormalities and tumors.

Increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol)

Decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol)

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Legally- The possession or sale of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is illegal. Simple possession of illicitly obtained anabolic steroids carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum fine of $1,000 if this is an individual's first drug offense.

Mentally/Emotionally-

  • Mood swings (including manic-like symptoms leading to violence)
  • Impaired judgment (stemming from feelings of invincibility)
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Extreme irritability
  • Delusions
  • Hostility and aggression

Target crowds.

Athlete's.

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