Non-medicated use of anabolic steroids is quite common in college and high school athletes, who use it to build muscles or “beef up” and increase male sex characteristics. The performance enhancing the property of the drug finds favor with them, especially when they want to do well in a particular sport.
Steroid abuse is often glorified as they are often used by professional sportsmen. When youngsters see their role models taking steroids to enhance their looks and their performance, they too feel encouraged to follow suit. They also get encouragement from some trainers who promote it in the gymnasiums. Peer pressure is another reason why steroid abuse is common among high school and college athletes.
This infographic takes a close look at anabolic steroid abuse in high school and college athletes and what are its short term and long term side-effects on the body and mind.
Anabolic Steroids Abuse in High School and College Athletes – Designed by Confirm BioSciences