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Steriods are Anabolic androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone that are taken to build muscle, enhance performance, and improve appearance.

Emilou Landas

on 15 December 2011

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Steroids What are the short and long term effects? What is it? Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health. Steroids are synthetic substances that are very similar to the male sex hormone testosterone.

Steroids are often referred to as:
Anabolic - promotes growth of skeletal muscle
Androgenic- development of male sexual characteristics Where is it from?

What does it do? For Men:
Shrinking of the testicles
Reduced sperm count
Difficulty or pain in urinating
Development of breasts
Large Prostate
For Women:
Growth of facial hair
Changes in or cessation of the menstrual cycle
For both Sexes:
Jaundice (Yellowing of the skin)
Swelling of the feet or ankles
Bad breath
High Blood Pressure
Threat of AIDS of using dirty needles
Liver/Kidney/Heart Failure
Emotional Illness What are the reasons for using Steroids? What are treatments of using Steroids? What are common Warning Signs? Unexplained mood swings
Excessive exercise or weight training
Paranoid jealously
Unusual increase in muscle mass/ weight Treatment programs show Steroid users the damaging effects Steroids can have on the body.
Several Steroid Treatments include: Muscle building
Accomplish more in sports
Can treat certain types of Breast Cancer in women
To treat certain types of Anemia (A disease that effects the red blood cells)
Also found in common medicines The first step in creating Steroids was done by Berthold in 1849. He experimented on Cockerels by removing their testes, which caused them to lose characteristics of males in their species. In 1929, scientists castrated bulls to produce an extract from their testicles. In 1935, this extract was purified and named testosterone-the first Anabolic Steroid. Statistics

• Physical health evaluation

• Medically-supervised, social model and holistic detox options

• Continued physical care throughout recovery

• Psychological evaluation for dual diagnosis of problems such as depression and anxiety, which may be underlying causes of abuse

• Individual psychological treatment

• Individual counseling

5 to 12 percent of male high school students and 1 percent of female students have used Anabolic Steroids by their senior year. Should steroids be legal? Steroids should be legal to treat certain illnesses, diseases and cancers. Steroids used for personal gain should be illegal. To build muscle, illegal users of steroids have been known to take 10 to 100 times higher than those who received Steroids prescribed by a doctor. Citations Unknown, . "Anabolic Steroids." NIDA for Teens. N.p., 10/2011. Web. 9 Dec 2011. <http://teens.drugabuse.gov/facts/facts_ster1.php>. Williams, Ryan A.. "Steroids Info 4 Teens." cedu.niu.edu. cedu.niu.edu, n.d. Web. 9 Dec 2011. <http://www.cedu.niu.edu/~shumow/iit/Steroids.pdf>. Unknown, . "History of Steroids." Steroid.com. N.p., 2011. Web. 9 Dec 2011. <http://www.steroid.com/History-of-Steroids.php>.
Bellum, Sara. "The Sara Bellum Blog." NIDA for Teens. NIDA, n.d. Web. 9 Dec 2011. <http://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/category/saras-stats/>.
Emilou Landas
Olivia Hilborn
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