What you Need to Know about Steroids
In 2012, 25% of twelfth graders reported that steroids were ‘fairly easy’ or ‘very easy’ to obtain. (per DEA) In the U.S. only a small number of anabolic steroids are approved for human use. Testosterone, methyltestosterone, nandrolone (decanoate) and oxandrolone are used medically in the treatment of testosterone deficiency, delayed puberty, anemia, breast cancer and AIDS. In adolescents, use can permanently stunt growth.
Long-term Steroid Abuse Side Effects
Aggression, hostility, and depression
Thicker neck in women
Large “breasts” in men
Harder to get pregnant for women
Increased leg hair growth in women
Reduced sperm count & shrinking testicles in men
A Dose of Reality
While steroids might provide a short-term boost in athletic performance or looks, the long-term effects wreak havoc on your body and mind.