Steroids For Substance Abuse

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According to Taylor Hooton Foundation, four bodybuilders in Pakistan have died in the last 17 days due to consumption of illegal steroids. The same medication that can treat a person for a certain condition could cause their death if used wrongly. Steroids are very dangerous drugs that if abused can cause serious health problems in the user. Steroids are prescribed for people suffering from asthma, loss of muscle mass and many other conditions, however, athletes and many others abuse it for personal benefit. People who abuse these drugs only see the benefits that they will receive, ignoring their side effects which can cause death. Because anabolic steroids are dangerous and their misuse causes health problems, abusers should stop taking them.
According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland, “In the 1930 's, a team of scientists was able to create a synthetic form of testosterone (a male hormone) to help treat men who were unable to produce enough of the hormone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning.” During World War I, it was found that this artificial form of testosterone could be used to help malnourished soldiers gain weight and improve performance. After the war
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“Up to date, 3,000,000 Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) users have been reported in the United States,”(Osta) Bodybuilders mostly use performance enhancers. (Osta) According to research conducted in Kansas and Missouri in 1998, over 54% of competitive bodybuilders abuse Anabolic steroids. And over 90% of professional bodybuilders abuse anabolic steroids. These statistics are very scary. These steroids are straight testosterone hormone going into their body to increase their muscle mass, which causes many side effects. According to the Taylor Hooton Foundation, many bodybuilders’ die from steroid abuse, and many others get serious effects from it, which might lead to their death in the

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