Get Help Now!  

  800.815.3910 

  Available 24/7   

The road to recovery starts here! Trusted, confidential help available 24/7. Speak with an addiction treatment specialist anytime. Please call us now at 800-815-3910!




USING STEROIDS

by LISA
(SEBASTOPOL)

I BELIEVE MY BROTHER IS USING STEROIDS... FOR A LONG TIME, BUT THERE IS NOT INFORMATION ON THIS PARTICULAR DRUG. ANY HELP? HE HAS CRAZY OUTBURST OVER ANY "DRAMA"... I STAY AWAY BUT DO NOT KNOW IF I SHOULD BE INTERVENING...

Comments for USING STEROIDS

Click here to add your own comments

The short answer is YES you should!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Lisa,

You should try to intervene to help your brother any way you can. Steroids abuse often leads to premature disease and death.

Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids are intended to treat steroid hormone deficiency. An example of a medical condition would be a boy not reaching puberty. The steroids are also used to treat patients suffering with diseases that deplete their natural lean muscle mass, or when their body is wasting away.

The term “anabolic” refers to the muscle building aspect of the drugs, while “androgenic” is the male sex characteristics that are also impacted. These legally prescribed treatments can bring great benefit to the patient and serve to help restore physical vitality.

However, steroids are also the center of controversy in athletics, as athletes use them to gain advantage, and in many cases, actually destroy body and mind in the process.

Very Dangerous

There are serious health risks associated with steroids, such as liver damage, high blood pressure, jaundice and renal failure. While steroids might make an average athlete into looking like a Greek god, the steroids can cause serious damage to the testicles, as well as other negative physical changes. Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS are also unexpected consequences associated with steroid use.

Get support!

Don't try intervening alone, instead enlist the help of your parents and his friends and try to get him to admit that he is using. You may have to have a doctor drug test him to prove your suspicions.

Steroids are VERY harmful so try to help your brother to stop using them as soon as you can.

Good Luck,

Debbie



Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or story? It's easy to ask your question or submit your story. How? Simply click here to return to Effects of Addiction.





and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8






Recent Articles

  1. Alcoholism Stages

    Apr 19, 18 08:49 AM

    What are the main alcoholism stages? Knowing the stages helps us to understand what issues need to be dealt with as it relates the the addiction to alcohol.

    Read More

  2. About Hydrocodone Abuse

    Apr 18, 18 09:21 AM

    About Hydrocodone Abuse: First things first… Hydrocodone abuse is best understood by knowing that it is a narcotic and can be habit forming. It's sold under the brand name of Vicodin.

    Read More

  3. Helping Children and Young People Cope With Alcoholism or Drug Addiction

    Apr 17, 18 09:52 AM

    Although you may be diligent with regard to making sure your children do not use alcohol or drugs, this problem may still find its way into your child's

    Read More


Follow on Twitter or Google+