What do Steroids look like? Dangerous R I S K Y Illegal
What are Steroids? Any of numerous naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds Have a basis of 17 carbon atoms Include the sterols and bile acids Adrenal and sex hormones Certain natural drugs such as digitalis compounds Precursors of certain vitamins
Types of Steroids Anabolic: group of synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone Used medically (to promote tissue growth) Abused by athletes to increase the size/strength of muscles and improve endurance
Types of Steroids Androgenic: A hormone that has masculinizing effects Stimulation of the male reproductive organs Development of male secondary sex characteristics
Terminology Aromatize : a reaction in the body where excess testosterone or androgens are converted to estrogen Aromatize : a reaction in the body where excess testosterone or androgens are converted to estrogen Black Market : an underground source where most athletes get steroids Black Market : an underground source where most athletes get steroids Catabolic : the breakdown of tissue Clean : a person that has tested negative for anabolic steroids Linked to disease
Terminology Cycle : period of time an athlete is on the steroid Dart : Needle Estrogen : female sex hormone responsible for secondary sexual characteristics in females Estrogen : female sex hormone responsible for secondary sexual characteristics in females Orals : Steroids that have been taken through the mouth *This can also be present in males!
terminology Pin : Refers to a needle Pin : Refers to a needle Plateau : The point of a steroid cycle where the effectiveness of the steroid stops Stacking : Putting two or more drugs together at the same time Stacking : Putting two or more drugs together at the same time Stagger : Using more than one drug in a cycle STOP
Slang Terminology Juice: Street talk for steroids Roids: Slang for steroids Roid Rage: Acting in a hostile and aggressive manner due to steroids.
Users of Steroids Professional Athletes (MLB Players Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds) TeenagersAdultsOlympians USA Today Steroids
Before Steroids Alex RodriguezBarry Bonds Look how healthy!
Why People Use Steroids To help enhance performance Make one self stronger Increase self-esteem Decrease bullying
Where do people get steroids from? It is illegal to buy steroids! Places people go: Friends or teammates Teachers or coaches Doctors Pharmacists Veterinarians Internet P u t a n e n d t o i l l e g a l s t e r o i d u s e !
Teen alert! Steroids cause your bones to stop growing You will not reach your full height potential Using steroids can stunt your growth STOP Think… Will it be worth it?