There is many different ways of peer pressure such as the use of drugs and alcohol abuse. People don’t always get addicted to drugs on purpose. Most of the time it’s accidently and can ruin lives and even take lives. Steroids have become a widespread issue among athletes these days in high school locker rooms, professional sports, and in some gyms. Most adolescents and even some adult’s desire respect from their peers, and when they find out they can put on massive muscle quickly, they find it hard not to jump on the opportunity, if not at least show interest.
The percentage of teens using steroids is on the rise every year and I believe something needs to be done to prevent it from even getting higher. Most athletes acquire steroids to gain size and strength. The main reason I believe younger athletes are taking steroids is because they take notice of pro athletes taking them. The pro athletes you hear taking them are: Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi, as of late. Young athletes have grown up watching these two superb athletes and strive to be like them.
They ruined Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds’ careers and almost ruined Alex Rodriguez’s career. Professional athletes use steroids to improve their performance which is cheating. The game is not fair if someone is performing better by using drugs, and everybody should be performing with what they got. There are many different ways to achieve what they want in fair and healthier way. Many high school athletes are using steroids in the United States.
These ergogenic aids popularity is growing among young teenage athletes which see big superstars taking certain drugs and they expect their athletic ability to be boosted if they take these drugs too. On the contrary, taking these supplements are especially dangers when used by adolescents. The ergogenic aid called creatine is used to build muscle mass very rapidly. Many people consume this supplement without even knowing the consequences or potential hazardous when they use this drug. It is true that creatine will build muscle mass in most people and it works fast, but in contradiction to that it may not work for everyone and there are side effects which are jus... ... middle of paper ... ...ks Cited Eichner, E. Randy, MD.
Other reasons for taking steroids may be to heal injury, improve appearance, or for various social factors. High School is definitely tough on self-esteem for teenagers who look to fit in. Many simply desire to improve their physical appearance, but they are too lazy, or do not have enough time to work out. What do they do? They resort to the use of anabolic steroids.
A child wants to look up to a player that beat the odds and worked harder than everyone else. If Performance Enhancing Drugs were legalized and allowed in all professional sports, there would be a lot of deaths, and player that have diseases caused by the drugs they took. Also High school and college players would begin to take it because they would feel like that is the only way to get to the pros. And lastly players would hurt themselves and their teammates and fellow players. PED’s have a lot of potential but not yet.
Psychological and physiological factors alos come into play when abusing drugs. Athletes are often caught relying on the drug to help them get through their athletic careers, which in time will cause addiction. Many athletes are subject to this and their drug abuse often catches up to them with the law also being involved. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances that are used by an individual to help them perform better athletically. In many sports, steroids is the most popular and easiest of drugs in the market.
Abstract: Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors. They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster. Steroid use is probably one of the most common drug misuses in sports competition. Athletes found that with anabolic steroids one could become a better athlete twice as fast. Not until 1975 was the drug first banned from Olympic competition because of the health risks it produced.
Study shows that steroids were made allowable for buying during this time and the East German officials started offering particles to their players in a try to increase on a worldwide level. Players sometimes use substances to help athletic ability or help with weight problems. Steroids are one of the main sources in professional sports in todays worl... ... middle of paper ... ...er and stronger as said before. I mean look at Lance Armstrong he took performance enhancing drugs for his medical condition (also to help him because he was not good enough) and what happened he won so that is proof that with performance enhancing drugs you get faster and stronger no matter what. Yeah i know he got caught and and consequences occurred but why does that matter because one day performance enhancing drugs will be allowed in Major League Baseball, National Football League, Soccer, Olympics, etc.
In the United states, an estimated one to three million people have used anabolic steroids. Many of these are young people. Performance enhancing drugs have become a big issue in sports. They are affecting the way people view sports. Performance enhancing drugs are becoming a problem in many athletics, affecting big stars who serve as role models for their followers.