Is Anabolic Steroid Testing at the High School Level an Effective Deterrent

Out of the total number of participants, 1.9% consumed anabolic steroids, out of this number, 76% were male students and remaining were female students, 595 were students of the freshmen grade and the remaining ones were seniors. Reasons Use of Anabolic Steroids is backed by several reasons. one of the main reasons is that it they are used by professional athletes for enhancement of performance (Davies, 235). Due to this image created by media, student athletes follow the footsteps of professional athletes and consume anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. Anabolic Steroids are very powerful in nature, the term anabolic refers to growth and these steroids are used in the field of medicine to grow an individual’s hormone testosterone. Physicians prescribe these drugs to individuals whose natural means of production of hormone testosterone are inefficient and is prescribed to female population who are suffering from carcinoma of breast. These steroids are mostly used by individuals who want to grow their body muscle, but these medicines are even used for non-bodybuilding purposes. Teenagers experience complex issues when they figure out that they are out of shape and to get back in shape they resort to the usage of such steroids. Negative effects High school teenagers use anabolic steroids just because they see the positive sides of using this drug. They ignore the negative side and keep abusing these drugs. these drugs have certain side effects on young teenagers. These negative effects can be temporary and negligible in nature. But continuous abuse can result in increase in the severity of side effects and may lead to permanent health issues. Liver is a critical organ of human body and its purpose is… This essay approves that high school teenagers use anabolic steroids just because they see the positive sides of using this drug. They ignore the negative side and keep abusing these drugs. these drugs have certain side effects on young teenagers. These negative effects can be temporary and negligible in nature. But continuous abuse can result in increase in the severity of side effects and may lead to permanent health issues. Liver is a critical organ of human body and its purpose is to eradicate the existing toxins from an individual’s body. If students keep abusing anabolic steroids, they may end up damaging their livers in a serious manner which may result in increase of cancer cells and it may even result in creation of sac of blood even recognized as pelosis hepatitis.The problem with steroids that are consumed orally is that teenagers find them easy to use and due to this there is a high probability of teenagers being impacted in the manner stated earlier. Heart or cardiac diseases are one of the leading reasons of death in United States of America.This report makes a conclusion that several states have accepted random drug tests and tests for anabolic steroid usage among high school students. They believe that through such tests, they can deter students from abusing such drugs. The reasons due to which these states want to deter abuse of such drugs are that a huge population is using such drugs. these drugs have social, psychological and physical negative effects for an individual. These tests are on a rise but the effectiveness of these tests are under constant scrutiny.

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