In my opinion, drugs in sports is a bad thing. Most athletes now and days use drugs to win, to be successful, be popular, famous, and to get scholarships. They see drugs as an advantage in receiving what they want. Athletes now and days are too caught up in taking drugs to be successful, that they don’t see how dangerous really are. They aren’t paying attention to it.
Many people use this drug not knowing wh... ... middle of paper ... ...s look up to their peers and do whatever they do because they think it is the cool thing to do. Many times it is out of peer pressure that people try this drug to begin with. This can all be avoided if everyone is aware of the bad side effects that can occur in their bodies and what is in marijuana that will mess up their lives. Works Cited Berger, Gilda. Addiction.
Talent isn’t talent if you’re using a drug to help you get an advantage over other athletes. As a baseball fan I want the rules to be enforced more and for the league to ban any illegal substance user for life from the sport. The damage is already done when they are caught but the player ruins their team and the image of the sport. Using performing enhancing drugs is selfish and it also makes the athlete a coward because they are trying to have an advantage over their competition.
Athletes should be required to take a drug test if they plan on performing in the Olympics. Athletes that use drugs should be punished in some kind of way. It is not fair to the athletes that are true to themselves and their teams: they will punish their team, their life and their career. Athletes that use drugs while they are involved in a sport can possibly ruin their careers. Many Olympic athletes have almost ruined their career due to using performance-enhancing drugs.
Albiet, drugs have increased the entertainment when watching sports, it has also decreased the sportmanship and integrity. Drug testing is a deterrent that is needed in all sports to decrease the number of unethical players while increasing the integrity of a given sport. We first must ask ourselves why do young aspiring athletes use drugs in the first place? Young aspiring athletes use drugs because they feel it is the only way to make it to the major leagues. Dr. Michael Schafer an orthopedic surgeon reports that eighty percent of all athletes feel drugs are the only way to become a professional athlete.
A lot of them are negative, but some are positive in the way that there should be steroids in sports. Josh Hodnik; a writer for the VPX live powerfully website claims that, “Steroids are cheating because it gives an unfair advantage to the players that are taking the drug, to the players who are not” (Hodnik). I disagree with this statement because, you cannot control someones life and what they want tot do with their life is their problem. Our society views sports differently than we think; we have such a strict mindset on the fact that winning is everything. If we change our views on just winning and just look at the athletes themselves, we maybe can get past the idea that steroids in sports is not bad.
Athletes And Drug Use Many people believe that drug use in professional athletics is not a serious problem, however it is more widespread and serious than people think. In professional athletics the use of drugs is looked upon as somewhat of a serious problem, but is also very discrete and low key. Every once in a while one might see a prominent figure in a certain sport being reprimanded for the use of some outlawed drug, however this is just one of the many who happened to get caught. Athletes today seem to find no moral problem with using performance-enhancing drugs, or in other words cheating. Also many of them feel that because they are "stars" there should be no repercussions for their illegal activity.
All competitors know that using performance enhancing drugs is wrong. But some know that it helps them get a step ahead of other athletes, risking their lives, family bond, and career. Even though these drugs are very desirer able the side effect are just not worth the risk. These drugs dismantle the playing field in all sports. It is not fair to other athletes who work their butts off day in and day out to achieve greatness.
Likewise, taking drugs during the season is prohibited, so if someone on the team is using drugs they will probably not advise the coach or other team members. This will lead to lying to others. and then later hurting the team. Fights and distrust among team member... ... middle of paper ... ...ng drugs will have a huge impact on them and the people that they are around. When a person does drugs once, they will keep using them and eventually become addicted.
Drugs are prohibited by athletic departments because they alter your performance. If an athlete uses one of these drugs they can have lasting effect on them sometime during a game or at practice. All drugs are illegal, and by athletes using them they set a bad example. Many younger students look up to the "star" athletes in a school and if they use drugs that is not a good impression to make.