Persuasive Speech On Steroids

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Register to read the introduction… Unfortunately these performance enhancing drugs have numerous negative side effects, both physical and psychological. According to the DEA’s office of diversion and control most of the short term side effects are fairly more well know than the long term side effects, many of which are irreversible.

A. Major side effects can include liver tumors and cancer, yellowing of the skin, high blood pressure, kidney tumors, severe acne, and trembling. Along with increases in bad cholesterol levels and decreases in good cholesterol levels.
B. Some psychological effects include mood swings, increase in feelings of hostility and aggressive behavior.
C. In males, side effects may include shrinking of the testicles, breast development, and baldness.
D. In females, side effects may include growth of facial hair, menstrual changes, and deepened voice.
E. In teenagers, growth may be halted prematurely and permanently.

Transition statement: Along with having numerous negative side effects, anabolic steroids have all kinds of laws and penalties for any type of abuse.

II. Federal law has put anabolic steroids as part of the controlled substances act as of February 7th,
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These things are all factors in how the body is shaped and conditioned. Millions of people have done great in sports and look great without steroids.
D. You can also help spread the word on why steroid abuse is not acceptable and not healthy.
Transition statement: Even if steroids were legal and had no negative side effects they would still be unfair in athletic events due to unnatural performance enhancements.


I. Signal that Speech is Ending:
Imagine all athletes abused steroids, there would be no true sense of good, healthy, competition.

II. Review Main Points: By understanding that steroid abuse is illegal, there are a numerous negative side effects, and that proper education is key, I hope we would make a firm determination that steroid abuse is wrong and should not be tolerated by any means.

III. Reinforce Central Idea: There is an abundance of reasons of why steroid abuse is not a good idea, and all of them are pretty drastic.

IV. Close With Impact: How much fun would it be to compete against a steroid abuser knowing they have used performance enhancing drugs and that they have an unfair advantage over you even though you been training as hard as you could for the past seven months.

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