The Negative Effects Of Drug Abuse In Sports

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The nature of sports is the passion and desire to win, the habit of competition is second nature to us humans and most athlete’s would do anything to come out on top of their opponents. However the decision is up to us to chose whether we want to make the right decision or wrong. Most would take the time and improve by working hard this being mentally and physically, however there are some athlete’s who would rather take the easy way out and use drugs to improve their skills. This is where drug abuse takes place, mostly athlete’s take the drugs so they can have the edge on their opponents so they have a better chance to win. Therefore drug abuse should be banned from sports permanently due to the harmful effects it has on the athlete’s and …show more content…
Even if “ped” can help your career in a positive way, it still comes with the risk of all the negative effects it could and will do to your career. I believe that drug abuse in sports could come to an end if we were too make a stricter policy for athletes who tend to use these drugs. After all the research I have done it seems like athlete’s take these harmful life threatening drugs due to pressure and knowing they could get away with it by getting multiple chances to stop using the drugs if they were to get caught. So my opinion is that sports official should ban players for a lifetime if they were caught using “ped” twice in their career. I say this because it's a patterned cycle with athletes like Alex Rodriguez, Jon Jones, Justin Gatlin and etc, not trying to disrespect certain athletes but it seems like more than 50% athletes who use the drugs end up using the drugs again because of them knowing they will get away with it. Therefore the only option to stop all this is too install fear into Athletes to not try and take the risk on using drugs in sports by applying a stricter policy and by providing certain amount of rehab for offenders. In conclusion, don't let performance enhancing drugs ruin the “spirit of sports” and taking away from the natural talents of …show more content…
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