Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. A recent national survey has found two-thirds of young men who began injecting drugs within the past three years were using steroids, overtaking methamphetamine and heroin use. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic forms of testosterone, the hormone that plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues as well as the development of secondary sexual characteristics, such as the growth of body hair and deepening of the voice. Steroids have legitimate medical uses. They can be used as growth stimulators in children with growth failure and are given to people with chronic wasting conditions, such as AIDS, to help stimulate appetite and preserve muscle mass.
Just Think Twice
San Dieguito Alliance For Drug Free Youth :: Alcohol and Drug Statistics and Studies
Thoughts about the use of terms: "Thirty days use" usually indicates an addiction issue of importance. Alcohol and Marijuana self assessment surveys are available online at www. Look under 'State-Level.. An example from the site shows on Table A. Real stats on Table A 3. Drunk and Drugged Driving info available.
MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Ecstasy was responsible for the major drug scare of the 90s. But now ecstasy seems to be disappearing from the streets. Ed Davey reports on how changes in supply half way around the world are affecting drug use in the UK. Websites are used to compare samples of the potentially deadly stimulant - to warn users from bogus pills or highlight pure batches.
Today, there are more than varieties of anabolic steroids that have been developed, but only a limited number have been approved for human or veterinary use, and each of them are Schedule III and require a prescription in order to be used medically in the United States. Many of the illegal steroids are smuggled in from other countries, illegally diverted from U. Outside of sports, they are used because someone wants to alter his or her physical appearance, usually based on distorted perceptions that he or she is obese, underweight, too weak, or other personal views.