Anabolic Steroids

Alyssa van Eyndhoven

What is it?

Anabolic Steroids are commonly used for muscle mass and enhances male characteristics. Many Athletes use them to be a "better". These steriods are also prescribed by doctors if a person is maturing to slowly.

How do people use them?

When prescribed, a doctor will often give pills too swallow but athletes also inject it into there muscles with a needle.

Symptoms

Many people become very hyper and feel powerful. they also feel aggression or violent may even have psychiatric problems. People who use this substance don't get "high", but they do feel good when using the product.
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How do people Get it?

Many people get it prescribed by their doctors then abuse it. Others steal those prescriptions then use it. Others get it from dealers.

What can Happen?

  • Women can have facial hair
  • Adolescents can have stunted growth
  • Men have an increased rate of Prostate cancer
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Is it Addictive?

even though You can't get high from Anabolic steroids, you can slowly become addictive even though they aren't meant to be used regularly.

Slang Terms

Many people call anabolic steroids:

  • Arnolds
  • Juice
  • Pumpers
  • Roids
  • Stackers

Statistic

A program has been developed to help stop teens abusing steroids. For guys its called ATLAS and for girls it's called ATHENA. since then 50 percent of steroid use has decreased among teens.

Story

A coach in Lausanne , Switzerland secretly put Anabolic steroids in his swimmers drink who got kicked off the team and the coach was banned for life. The swimmer didn't even know it.