Anabolic Steriods

Eric & RJ4

How Anabolic Steriods are Taken

Definition of Drug

Substances made by man, similar to the male sex hormone testosterone.

Slang Terms

  • Anabolic- androgenic steriods
  • Roids
  • Juice

Effects and Dangers of Anabolic Steriods

Male
  • Breast growth
  • Infertility
  • Risk of prostate cancer
  • Testicles shrinking

Female

  • Deeper voice
  • Facial hair growth
  • Baldness (similar to males)

Both Male and Female

  • High blood pressure
  • acne
  • heart attack
  • kidney failure
  • enlarged heart

Statistics

  1. In 2014, the percent of 12th graders using anabolic steroids was 1.9%.
  2. In 2010, 2% of senior high school students admitted to trying steroids.
  3. Steroid abusers typically take 10 to 100 times more than what would b prescribed by a doctor.
  4. The number of american adults who have used steroids is 1,084,000
  5. The maximum penalty for trafficking steroids is $250,000/ 5 years in prision

Advice

Only take steroids under medical purposes if prescribed. If you want to look good, then go to the gym, go for a run, or work out from home!

Questions

What should I do if I hear about kids in my school using drugs?

I would go up to the person taking the given drug and tell them that they should stop taking the drug. I would also tell them the dangers of the drug, and how they have a whole life ahead of them.

If drugs are so bad, why do you think they exist?

All people have their reasons. Some may use drugs as an escape route out of reality, and others may use drugs to gain money. Instead, talk to a trusted adult about what is bringing you down, or open a local dog walking business for some money, not drugs.