Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Addiction to Steroids in the Book Drugs and Sports by...

Steroids used by teens should be control to avoid health problems. In the book â€Å"Drugs and Sports†,on page 13, the author Rodney G. Peck states that â€Å"Experts believe that the disease of addiction can be passed down from parent to child.† He also states that, â€Å" a teen who has a parent with an addiction (or a parent who is recovering from an addiction) may be more likely to become an addict as well. Teens should talk with their parents and not follow their steps to addiction. Drug addiction usually starts with something called a gateway drug. One commonly used gateway drug would be weed, the easiest drug to get in the streets and everywhere. A new study suggest that gay and bisexual adolescent boys are more than five times more likely to†¦show more content†¦If catched a second time you might get five years in prison and a fine of five thousand dollars. A third time is double the second time catched. In the article, â€Å"NIH† the author states, â€Å" sometimes men might grow breasts and decrease size of testicoles†. â€Å"Anabolic steroids work very differently from other drugs of abuse, and they do not have the same acute effects on the brain. The most important difference is that steroids do not trigger rapid increases in the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is responsible for the rewarding â€Å"high† that drives the abuse of other substances†, the National Institute of Drug Abuse states. Steroid abuse may lead to serious, even irreversible, health problems. Some of the most dangerous consequences that have been linked to steroid abuse include kidney impairment or failure; damage to the liver; and cardiovascular problems including enlargement of the heart, high blood pressure, and changes in blood cholesterol leading to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack (even in young people). In other words steroids are not good for your body, why? Many people have had their lives ruined by the use of illegal steroids, yet the desired effects are so overwhelming that people tend to overlook the consequences. Steroid users believe taking anabolic steroids will enhance their performance, strength, size,etc. Theres a lot more reasons why you shouldnt be using steroids. Do you wanna die, no right exactly. I was

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