Drug Use In Athletes

1550 Words 6 Pages
Drugs and Athletes
In this paper I will include several different topics on the subject of Drug Testing Athletes. These subjects include, college athletes being drug tested, the different types of drugs that are used in all athletes, why drug use is a problem in sports, how to determine if an athletes is using drugs, drug testing polices, potential side effects, many historical use of drugs, and two different personal stories that have happened to former athletes. All athletes know that doing illegal or banned drugs of any kind can ruin their health, their eligibility to play sports, their reputation, and their ability to pursue a possible career in professional sports. The most commonly used drugs by college athletes are marijuana, cocaine,
…show more content…
The last survey in 2005 showed a tremendous increase in the usage of drugs in college athletes. Alcohol had a percentage from 77.5 to 83.1, cigarettes from 14.6 to 15.5 and marijuana from 21.2 to 22.6. The percentage of lacrosse players who smoke weed is 48.5 compared to the percentage of 29.4 in soccer players and 27.7 in wrestlers (Goldschein). Health issues arise when athletes use steroids to enhance their performance. The effects of steroids on women basically turn their bodies into masculine bodies. Women run the risk of developing heart problems, strokes, sexual aggression, cervical atrophy, and other medical issues (Kimenje). Men who use steroids have increased medical …show more content…
Designer steroids are synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroids that are to help avoid detection in a drug test. These steroids were created by a man named Patrick Arnold with the idea to avoid detection. The first steroid is called Desoxymethyltestosterone (madol) also known as DMT. This is a steroid that was created by Max Huffman. DMT can cause liver and heart damage when taken in high dosages at a time. The second steroid is called Norbolethone also known as Gennabol. This was created by Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia in the 1960s. Taking this steroid can increase progesterone production in the body; these include increased fat storage and breast development. The third steroid is called Methyltestosterone. It is an FDA-approved drug sold in the name Android; this drug is sold illegally. It was approved by the FDA in February 1981 to treat disorders where there is hormone deficiency. This drug is used to stimulate male puberty if onset is delayed. It also produces body hair and deepening of the voice. This treatment can lower body hormone production. This drug that is taken carefully, does not have long-term side affects, but if taken for the benefit of getting bigger and enhancing your body, there can be long-term side affects. The fourth steroid is called Equipoise; otherwise known is “eq”. This is a popular steroid for those that want to add strength to

Related Documents