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...

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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



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