Men and Body Image: Steroid Abuse

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Men and Body Image: Steroid Abuse New research by both the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Harvard Medical School indicates that many young, non-athlete men are using androgenic-anabolic steroids (AAS) and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs. Androgenic-anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of testosterone, the male sex hormone. Many believe that they can avoid unwanted side effects of steroid abuse by taking them in various ways (such as combining steroids, stopping and restarting...

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Steroids and Young Athletes

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Steroids and Young Athletes Most athletic kids with potential would jump at the chance to perform even better at their favorite sport. But what if that meant taking or injecting dangerous steroids? Research shows a troubling increase in the amount of young athletes doing just that: injecting steroids to increase muscle tone and mass and perform better at whatever sport they are participating in. What these young athletes do not realize, however, is the consequences that come from steroid use – especially at such...

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Drug Cravings

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Without drug cravings, drug addictions would be lessened significantly.  The craving obviously perpetuates the addiction and the abuse that occurs with drug use.  Drug cravings can be physical or psychological. Physical drug cravings happen when a drug dependent person builds up their tolerance to a drug or drugs over time. Drug cravings, like other physical cravings, are taken as a symbol that the individual should give the body what it thinks it needs. Drug cravings are very powerful and compel many people to...

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