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Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Suellen May; Consulting Editor: David J. Triggle, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Understanding Drugs
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  • ISBN-10: 1438144709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4470-2
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 362
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Steroids are used for medicinal purposes but are more often abused to improve athletic performance or appearance. The abuse of steroids follows a pattern similar to that of drug addiction, where those who are addicted will continue to use steroids even after recognizing that the drug is damaging their body and relationships. Steroid abuse originated, to a large extent, in the athletic world. The administration of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by trainers and athletes is referred to as doping. Although it is known to occur among professional athletes, amateur and student athletes are guilty of doping, too. Recently updated, Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Second Edition explains what steroids are, their medical benefits when used properly, and the damage they do when abused.

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About the Author(s)

Suellen May is the author of numerous books and articles, including Ritalin and Related Drugs, Weight-Loss Drugs, Botox® and Other Cosmetic Drugs, and five titles in the Invasive Species set, all for Chelsea House. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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