Triple Threat Case Study

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1. Anabolic steroids disrupt a delicate balance of hormones in the body. Give three examples of these changes in terms of the physical side effects of steroid abuse.

The abuse of anabolic steroids have a direct effect on the hormonal secretion in the body. The consequences of this disruption are both external and internal. Some of the physical side effects are acne, shrunken testicles and gynecomastia.
Acne is the result of the enlargement of the sebaceous glands and an increase in the secretion of sebum which are caused by the ingestion of steroids. Shrunken testicles is a decrease in the volume of the testicles. It is caused by the cessation of the production of testosterone by the testicles. The input of testosterone in the body from an
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Some parents do not want to admit that their kids are engaging in drugs because they are ashamed or just because they cannot accept the fact that they have failed their kids. They will deny it until it is too late. Other parent just expect too much from their kids and put too much stress on them. To meet their parents’ expectations or just to escape, the kids will start taking drugs.

6. What is the "triple threat" for potential substance abuse among adolescents and what are the specific effects of these factors on drug-taking behaviors?
The “triple threat” for potential abuse among adolescents is stress, boredom and money.
Teenagers who are more stressed than average due to exams or family issues are more inclined to experience drugs than other teenagers. They believed that drugs can relieve their stress or can help them manage it.
Teenagers that are bored like to try new things in order to get out of their boredom. Drugs are one of those new thing they like to experience.
Whether the money is coming from their parent or from a job, teenagers who have more money to spend weekly are more likely to buy drugs with the excess money they

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