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Professional Athletes who Cheat in Sports

- Professional athletes are role models to the American children across the Nation. Professional athletes must follow ethical standards to play fairly in their sport. This means that players must compete without the assistance of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids (Tynes, 2006). Yet, professional athletes choose to cheat by taking illegal substances, which results in the death of some players and a wide variety of health problems. The Federal Government realized that the use of anabolic steroids is a form of cheating and defrauds the players and fans of “real” competition....   [tags: steroids, asca, balco scandal, olympic games]

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Steroids in Baseball

- The world around us involves cheating to get or look good. Athletes and teens are doing the same thing, injecting and swallowing a drug that is part of their everyday lifestyle. Lost in a world of drugs that won't put them in the Hall of Fame but in the Hall of Shame. Influence by pressure and appearance to do well is a way described as putting your reality upside down. Steroids have become an athletic advantage to those becoming the best. Steroids first used in the early 1990’s were used by players as an everyday supplement, providing a boost in their game....   [tags: sports, doping, ethics]

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Use of Steroids in Baseball

- Use of Steroids in Baseball Since Major League Baseball all-star Ken Caminiti openly admitted to Sports Illustrated to have used steroids during his career, steroid use as a muscle and performance enhancer has been uncovered and become a big issue Major League Baseball is wrestling with. The “ongoing and delicate subject, baseball’s dirty, little secret that is no secret anymore,” is a huge and growing problem (Curry B20). Now that light has been shed on the issue, critics are beginning to realize the magnitude of this problem and do not like it....   [tags: Sports Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Steroids Epidemic

- What is the first thing that comes to mind when steroids are discussed. Is it positive. Negative. What comes to mind for me is the vision of an extremely large man with bulging muscles like we see in bodybuilding competitions. These types of images are becoming extremely commonplace in society today, and also increasingly disturbing considering just a few short years ago the ‘bodybuilder’s body’ was just a niche in the sports world. But what drove this movement. There is no way to possibly limit this phenomenon into one single cause, but rather I can hazard a guess as to what I believe may be at the root of this ideal change....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Essays]

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Steroids Effects on baseball and the Players

- Steroids have taken over the game of baseball and more players are starting to get involved with them. Steroids are a big part of the Major League today in 2014, yet they entered the game of baseball through trainer Curtis Wenzlaff in 1992. Players and the game’s images are ravaged when they become caught up in steroids. Some of the best players to ever play the game of baseball have been caught up in steroids, including Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire. Players with this level of skill are supposed to be role models for younger kids, yet younger kids see that they used steroids and are tempted to use them....   [tags: anabolic steroids, drugs, MLB]

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Teenagers and Steroids Use

- Many American teenagers would do just about anything, including using steroids, to become bigger, stronger, and faster. "They are playing a risky game of chemical roulette and their credo: Die young, die strong" (Schrof, 55). And that is exactly what they are doing; teenage boys are literally dying to look like the bodybuilders and sports heroes on T.V. Steroids are very dangerous drugs and should have no place in the lives of America's youth. Most steroids that are used today are anabolic steroids - or more precisely, anabolic/androgenic steroids....   [tags: Drugs, Athletes, Sports]

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Steroids Use Among Athletes

-   Abstract:  With the increase of competition has also come the need to become bigger and stronger than the opponent.  The use of steroids among athletes has caused the focus of the game to change.  No longer does an athlete want to win by doing their best, but they want to become bigger and have an advantage over the opponent.  Ultimately, all athletes feel that they need to use performance-enhancing drugs to compete at the same level. Despite all of the warnings and information on performance-enhancing drugs, athletes continue to use them and overlook the potential health risks associated with steroids....   [tags: Drug Use in Professional Sports]

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Anabolic Steroids Should Be Legal

- Growing up, I looked up to guys like Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds. They were some of the best players to ever play the game. In the recent years, it was revealed that these players were taking anabolic steroids throughout their career. I always thought with hard work and dedication, I could be just like them, but that was not possible because they were all cheating to get an edge. Anabolic steroids were added to the list of Class III Substances in the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990....   [tags: Legalize anabolic steroids, 2015]

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Steroids in Athletics

- Steroids Many athletes now a days are taking steroids, why is that. Is it to make a squad, or impress a member of the opposite sex. There really isn't a right or wrong answer to why athletes feel the need to take performance enhancing drugs. However ones psychological state, genetic mishaps, or even performance pressures from the coaching staff, can lead an athlete to steroids. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. Anabolic generally relates to muscle-building while androgenic refers to increased masculine characteristics....   [tags: Sports]

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Anabolic Steroids and the High School Athlete

- Anabolic Steroids and the High School Athlete Anabolic steroid abuse has become a national concern among high school athletes. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of athletes using these performance enhancing drugs in high school almost double the number using since the 1980's. These athletes feel that steroids gives them the competitive edge that they think they need to boost themselves past the competition. Steroids have been used in bodybuilding and other sports since the 1950's....   [tags: Drugs Athletics Sports Steroid Essays Papers]

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Drugs and Sports

- Drugs have been a problem in our society for many years. They have been used and abused by many groups, including professional athletes. It is certainly quite common to hear about or read about athletes and drug use. Although drugs have a lengthy history of use by athletes, they have varied effects on the body and different preventions. Much of the world's supply of cocaine is produced in South America. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Incas of Peru chewed coca leaves because they made it possible for them to work in the high mountains of the land for longer periods of time....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs: Steroids

- Steroids: No Pain No Gain. The problems with performance enhancing drugs are that they give the user unfair advantages over other athletes and come with many health risks such as baldness. Steroid use can result in very substantial legal consequences and can ruin the user’s reputation. There are many alternatives to steroids but not all of them are safe. Different organizations have different rules on steroids, but in most cases, the user can get suspended, fined, or even both. Various types of steroids can have various short-term or long-term side effects....   [tags: athletes, sports, unfair advantage]

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PED in Sports

- PED in Sports Performance enhancing drugs have been a longstanding problem in sports. It not only deteriorates the honesty of the game, but also can have broader social affects that one may not even realize. The use of performance enhancing drugs is especially apparent in Major League Baseball. This problem can be traced back to the 1980’s when baseball was facing one of its first “dark periods”. During the 1980’s Major League Baseball was experiencing a home run drought. Home run totals were down as far as they had been since Babe Ruth, and fans were seemingly becoming bored with the sport....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs, Steroids]

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Steroids in Baseball

- Hall of Shame Baseball has always been known as “America’s Favorite Pastime”. Over the past decade, the game America knows and loves has been exposed as a game full of cheaters. Major League Baseball(MLB) has had over one hundred players test positive for performance-enhancing substances over the past fifteen years. Performance-enhancing substances increase a player’s ability to produce better stats to help his salary. The past fifteen years of baseball have contained dirty play by some of the best players to ever play the sport....   [tags: sports, drugs, athletes]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Substance Use in Sports Illegal substance use in sports is something that is a very new, recent, and controversial. In the last couple years many football players of all ages and other athletes have died due to use of certain substances, mainly ephedrine. Another issue that arises from this topic is the use of steroids in the major league baseball association. Players in the MLBA may not all admit to using steroids but since the league doesn’t test for any substances many players use the drug....   [tags: Steroids Baseball Athletes]

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Anabolic Steroids for Non-Therapeutic Use

- Anabolic Steroids for non-therapeutic use Competition is in our blood. The human drive to compete-and-win—in the Ice Age hunters fighting to drag home the biggest woolly mammoth, the ancient Greek athlete aiming for a greater distance in the discus toss, and the modern weightlifter pushing for the gold medal—has been linked to steroid hormones, namely testosterone and its derivatives, circulating within us. In the latter half the last century, many looking for an added edge have turned to synthetic testosterone-like anabolic-androgenic steroids to build muscle and enhance competitive drive....   [tags: Sports Athletes Athletics Papers]

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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports

- The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports One of the major issues in the news recently has been the use of performance enhancing substances in sports. This topic has been the subject of many front-page headlines in many publications, from sports magazines to newspapers. A recent scandal involving a San Francisco Bay Area laboratory, BALCO Laboratories, has brought this issue to the forefront, and it's really gotten a lot of attention because this case has led to a 42 count federal indictment by the U.S....   [tags: Steroids Athletes Major League]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports When involved in sports, you have to be competitive. You need to win more than anybody else. However, athletes are taking winning to the extreme. As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular amongst athletes, many of them do not understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscles, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking the drugs is unethical and dangerous....   [tags: Steroids Drugs Sport Athletes Essays]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic steroids are the quickest known way for male athletes to improve their bodies and excel in sports, but not necessarily the safest. The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol defines anabolic steroids as "the synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone; they are properly called anabolic-androgen steroids because they have both body building (anabolic) and masculinizing (androgenic) effects." Anabolic steroids have been around for many years, dating back to the 1930's, where they were primarily used to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testicles do not produce enough testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Sports Athletics Drugs]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steroids In today’s society, athletes are revered as heroes. There is immense pressure to be the best. Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to gain an edge, even if it means compromising their health. For almost three decades, athletes have been supplementing their strength program with anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. To be sure, anabolic steroids are effective supplements to strength training programs, but there is no doubt that the consequences can be deleterious....   [tags: Health Sports Essays]

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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports has been increasingly prevalent; this is a cause for concern. This essay will discuss why the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports should not be legalized, and giving a few reasons as to why it should not be, ranging from the short term effects to the long term effects, how doping can have an effect on the current sporting world and give a few examples of the different types of performance enhancing drugs that some athletes use including caffeine, anabolic androgenic steroids, diuretics and Erythropoietin, and the risks that are involved when an athlete using these performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: athtletes, caffeine, steroids]

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The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Society Today

- The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Society Today The use of steroids in our society today is very common, that is with prescription. But that is not the kind of steroids I am talking about, I am talking about Anabolic Steroids. Anabolic steroids are a very sensitive issue in the world of sports today. Even though the side effects are life threatening, men and woman alike continue to submit their bodies to this illegal drug. Anabolic steroids are taken either through pills or injected directly into the blood stream with a needle....   [tags: Papers Sports Athletes Drugs Athletic Essys]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Steroids Probably one of the biggest stories in the news today is steroids in Major League Baseball. This is one of the reasons that I chose to do my research paper on steroids. I knew that it would not be hard to find information on the issue. I also needed to have a topic that relates to my service learning project. This is helping coach a high school track and field team. And as you will read later, I talk about steroids with high school athletes. I also wanted to improve my knowledge on the subject, so that if I ever did have a conversation with someone about the issue, I would be educated enough to have an argument, if it came to that....   [tags: Sports Athletics essays research papers]

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The Evolution of Sports

- Sports has been practiced since the dawn of man but only recently has it been accepted as a noble past-time which has stretched throughout every culture and brought with it an unprecedented change on civilization and the nature of human beings. In the 20th century, the Western hemisphere has only begun to embrace the change of sports. Around this time period, Greece and the whole Middle-East began to organize sports in a more formal and open fashion. Considering that sports was vastly important for centuries in Greece, even more so than in Europe and in the West, it is no surprise that their millennia-long tradition evolved into one of the most celebrated sports event around the globe, namel...   [tags: modern olympics, greece, steroids]

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The Evolution of Sports

- The sports of today have changed the way the players play the game. Starting on the professional sports level, bad sportsmanship behaviors, like the use of steroids or "throwing" a game or a match in an effort to please the sports gambler trying to get their big pay-off, has trickled down through the college level and even down to the high school level. One person recalls the days when athletes played their sport for the love of the game, because it is what they lived for. They remember when they were younger, sitting in their grandfather's lap and watching the Atlanta Braves (in the days of Dale Murphy, Bob Horner, Glenn Hubbard and other great names in Braves history) running out on the di...   [tags: Sports]

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Should Steroids be Allowed for Open Use to the Public?

- The penalty for trafficking anabolic steroids is up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, and this is only if it’s your first-offense (DeNoon 1). Second-offense trafficking can result in double the penalty (DeNoon 1). Anabolic steroids are (non-prescribed) steroids used for increasing human growth hormone (HGH) levels within the body. These types of steroids were first created in the 1930s and were originally used to treat children suffering from delayed growth. Should steroids be allowed for open use to the public....   [tags: anabolic steroids, tetosterone levels ]

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Athletes, Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Anabolic Steroids

- There are many types of steroids abused by athletes in order to increase their muscle mass and strength. Though steroids have a negative reputation, there are some that can be beneficial to athletes and certain patients. There are types of steroids called corticosteroids that have more medical uses to them and another type called anabolic-androgenic steroids that have a more limited medical use. The anabolic-androgenic are usually the steroids that are being abused by athletes (Bigelow, par.10)....   [tags: Athletes and Anabolic Steroids]

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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legalized In Professional Sports?

- The debate over the legalization of performance enhancing drugs also, known as PEDs, has been on the rise. Performance enhancing drugs are as the illegal drugs or substances that are taken by athletes to improve their performance. The term doping is used to describe the act of using PEDs. In the recent years many famous athletes have been convicted of PEDs abuse. Among these famous athletes is Lance Armstrong, a famous cyclist who won multiple titles of Tour de France. As the use of PEDs is becoming more common, controversy over the legalization has emerged....   [tags: doping, performance drugs, steroids]

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Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned

- Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned Athletes, whether they are young or old, pro or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponent. Some may look towards an anabolic steroid, a powerful drug that many people take in order to boost athletic performance. But are these anabolic steroids safe for the human body. Many doctors think the answer to this question is no. The use of steroids in the MLB should be banned, as they are now. In the 1930’s, steroids were known to be used for homosexuals to lower there testosterone....   [tags: Athletes Sports Drugs Anabolic]

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The Negative Effects of Anabolic Steroids

- The intent of this essay is to show that steroids have many negative effects and that steroids, and other natural supplements, should be closely studied by the FDA.  This essay will also support the claim that the professional sports industry needs to eliminate steroid use and set a good example for younger athletes.      Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.  Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body.  Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body.  Testosterone is a male growth hormone.  While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously s...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Steroids in Professional Athletics

- Steroids in Professional Athletics Just take the shot. It will help you this season; you will be able to do things that you never would have thought possible. Will taking steroids really help your performance as a professional athlete. Many professional athletes find that this is the best way to enhance their athletic abilities but it only promotes physical damage in the long run. If the use of steroids isn't stopped by professional leagues it just shows that they don't care about their athletes and will continue to watch many of them drop like flies from physical damage caused by steroids....   [tags: Sports Drugs Health Argumentative Essays]

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Shouls Steroids be Legal? Personal Opinion Essay

- Let’s even out the playing field. . If you thought Bill Romanowski was the only player in the game to use steroids, then chances are you’ve never played against Liberty Hill. Steroids are the source of size and mass. I am a firm believer that Coach Craig Slaughter’s summer program can make you bigger, faster, and stronger. But imagine if instead of one summer, you had a whole year. Well, one summer with steroids and can easily make that theoretical one whole year happen. Most people have an immaculate misconception about steroids, mostly because of the media....   [tags: Sports, Enhancement, Testosterone]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Performance Enhancing Drugs are a big temptation in any athlete's life. Are performance enhancers as bad as they are made out to be. Melissa Winkller, and author of the Vegetarian Times in New York states, "Sport supplements are at best a waste of time." Agree or not, the history and facts of performance enhancers will tell you what these drugs can do to your body; the good, the bad and the ugly. Ant decision a person makes that warrants putting a substance into their bodies can destroy not only your reputation, but your life as well....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Steroids]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

- Performance enhancing drugs should be eliminated from all sports because they create an unfair competitive advantage. I am against the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in sports because it is a worldwide problem that takes the integrity out of the game. There are so many people involved from trainers, players and coaches. In the past athletes played for love of the game, today however, the players have so much more at stake then just being able to play the game because they love it. Athletes will use any means necessary to get performance enhancing drugs(PED)....   [tags: Steroids Drugs, argumentative, athletics]

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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports dangerous. To what degree do these drugs really enhance strength, size, training ability, and muscular performance. Not only are the answers to these questions still unclear, they are the subjects of deep controversy. In order to understand why we are confronted with the problem of performance-enhancing drug use in athletics today, we must look at the history of the development of anabolic steroids: a group of powerful synthetic chemical compounds that resemble the natural male sex hormones (Schwarzenneger 722)....   [tags: Papers Steroids Athletics Essays]

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Guilt in Sports and The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- There are many examples of guilt in the book and in life, but the two main themes of these are public and private guilt. Thousands of people live with guilt every day. Some are publicly guilty in a court or for someone like Lance Armstrong, living in infamy. People tend to keep their guilt problems inside, but in the end they’re going to regret it. There are also others who are guilty and nobody even knows yet. In the next month or even possibly week, some celebrity or athlete will be caught cheating, doing drugs, or some things even worse, like in the case of Aaron Hernandez....   [tags: lance armstrong, steroids, remorse]

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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Doping in Sports]

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Steroids

- Steroids      "I just wanted to boost my performance." These are the words spoken by numerous athletes who have been captured using steroids. The continuous stress and pressure on athletes to perform well has caused some to breakdown and take steroids as an easy way to bulk up. Steroids amongst athletes is not the only problem. 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....   [tags: Performance Drugs Sports Research Essays]

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The Use Of Steroids And Other Drugs

- ... One of the most known side effects on athletes or any other user, is the liver damage often associated with steroids (2). Since the liver is the organ that everything ingested in the body is filtered through, the high doses of steroids slowly destroys the liver. The use of steroids among adolescents can close growth plates in bones, which can never be reopened (2). Steroids are a synthetic version of testosterone which provides the muscular effect. The body can sense an excess of testosterone, therefore shutting down bodily functions involving testosterone, such as bone growth and in many cases, causes stunted growth (6)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroid, Androgen]

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Parental Pressure on Children Playing Organized Sports

- These days, there is too much pressure on children who participate in organized sports because of the unnecessary parental involvement they experience. A growing concern amongst those involved in youth sports is that certain aspects of parental involvement become detrimental to the development and experiences of young athletes. Early emphasis on winning, making money, and the disruption of education can exceedingly affect ones desire to further participate in a sport later on in his/her life. With more and more children participating in some sort of organized sport than ever before, there is a constant concern regarding the pressures kids are brought into to excel....   [tags: Sports]

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The Pitfalls Of High School Sports

- Children are often exposed to sports at an early age. As they get older and start school they often participate in sports as a way to both make now friends and be active. As the children grow older, progressing into their teenage years, they become more specialized in their sports. The sports that the young people continue with grow in their favor. When the child reaches the high school level, sports take center stage. The pressure for them to perform in sports and perform well is immense. There is the pressure from coaches, teammates, and others to succeed....   [tags: Sports]

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Young Adults : Adolescents And Steroids

- U.W STOUT Adolescents and Steroids Bobby Taylor Rehab 333 Dave DeLambo APR/29/2015 Adolescents have many pressures as they go through puberty and young adulthood. Worrying and stressing about relationships, school, social acceptance and family. They face many obstacles and choices every day that could essentially effect the rest of their life. Some adolescents make a choice to use substance wither it is to fit in socially, use as a coping mechanism, or to give them an edge in academics or sports....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Puberty]

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Should Steroids Be Legal?

- ... Also anabolic steroids show similar brain activity to those with amphetamines and tricyclic anti depressants (58). Many people do not understand the use of the drug, how they work, or why people would want to use them, so therefore many people have false thoughts and judgments of the drug. “Steroids are misunderstood because most users abuse the drug, are not mentally prepared, do not live a healthy lifestyle while on the drug, or a person does not know anything about steroids other than that they are illegal or the negative effects so therefore steroids are bad” (Northingdton)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Liver, Steroid]

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Should Athletes Take Steroids?

- Sessy Hernandez Varnell ENGL 1013-135 LEC (10178) 9-12-14 Paper II Explanatory Thesis “We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals” by William Moller and “Cheating and CHEATING” by Joe Posnanski are both articles that mention the use of steroids in the world of sports today. In “We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals” William Moller writes an article on the reasons why professional athletes take steroids. He starts off with a “personal story” to help support the reason as to why athletes take steroids....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone]

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Social Stratification Within the Sports Society

- Sports society is the land were every serious athlete wants to step foot on and be apart of. Here the people are put into categories that rank each individual by how much money they make. There are two classes by which people fit; top and bottom. The top consisting of the athletes and the bottom although bigger then the top holds all of the supporting fans. The top class is also split up into smaller niches where the highest paid players are above the ones making league minimum salary. Social stratification persists over generations....   [tags: sports]

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Athletes and Steroids

- If Rob Garibaldi had one wish it would be to play major league baseball. Growing up he played baseball throughout high school and college. There was one problem. He wasn’t as big as the other players. Beginning in his junior year of high school he was strongly influenced to take supplements to increase his strength. A few years later, after continued use of steroids, his life started to spiral out of control. He was feeling very depressed, struggling academically, and had become very aggressive....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays]

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Consequences of Steroids

- Approximately one to three million people in the united states have used steroids (performance enhancing drugs) steroids are enhancement drugs that are used to increase performance in sports or to treat, cure or prevent health issues. These sports enhancements are a great tool to in to increase effectiveness in sport and everyday life, as well as maintaining a healthy life lifestyle. All forms of steroids should be available for public to buy over the counter in stores to help treat, cure, prevent health issues, and increase overall effective in everyday life style.Steroids can come in pills or injections that can ease the pain....   [tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psychosis]

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Steroids in Baseball

- People frown upon steroids in baseball because they say they are an unfair advantage even though they can be used as big advantage. Steroids have always been looked down on because people say that they are unfair and unsafe to use. So far players that have used steroids in Major League baseball have been healthy and the only side effects of them have been success. Steroids have become a huge part of baseball since the 1990’s. players feel like they need to use them to stay competitive. Steroids help increase muscle mass and help athletes train harder and faster....   [tags: Athletic Performance, Enhancement]

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Steroids Should be Limited to Doctor Prescription

- The penalty for trafficking anabolic steroids is up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, and this is only if it’s your first-offense (DeNoon 1). Second-offense trafficking can result in double the penalty (DeNoon 1). Anabolic steroids are (non-prescribed) steroids used for increasing human growth hormone (HGH) levels within the body. These types of steroids were first created in the 1930s and were originally used to treat children suffering from delayed growth. Should steroids be allowed for open use to the public....   [tags: Argumentative, Steroid Use]

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Anabolic Steroids Can Affect The Body

- ... The cheerleaders for professional football games have had plastic surgery that can make them look nearly perfect. People think that if models are allowed to have plastic surgery to make them appear better, than why is the use of anabolic steroids considered cheating (Poniewozik). By using anabolic steroids, athletes are risking their careers to become better. They risk their careers so they have a chance to be paid more since they will be becoming a “better” athlete. The argument that anabolic steroids can make a person automatically become a superstar athlete is nowhere near infallible....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Puberty]

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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Steroids

- Ever since Mark McGwire, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, broke the home run record of Roger Maris, a New York Yankee outfielder best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961, the media has been frantic.  This frenzy is not only about McGwire's accomplishment of hitting a Herculean seventy home runs but is about another subject, performance-enhancing drugs. Mark McGwire is not only using creatine, but he is also taking androstenedione. Creatine is an amino acid that fuels muscle contraction and is produced in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas (Schrof 54).  Androstenedione is produced in the body by the gonads and adrenal glands in small amounts.  It is a sex steroid hormone that th...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Drugs in sports can cost a player his or her scholarship(s) and more seriously, their lives. Everyday athletes that you may not think are doing anabolic steroids or the human growth hormone are the athletes who are the big users. 1. There are three major performance enhancing drugs that are used by the super star athletes: anabolic steroids, amphetamine, and the human growth hormone pills. 2. These performance enhancing are found in just about all fifty states and the problem is rapidly growing....   [tags: Athelets Drug Use Sports]

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The Dangers of Using Anabolic Steroids

- Athletes using steroids for a prolonged period of time face damaging and life-threatening side effects. Anabolic steroids are “synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone” (“Anabolic Steroids”). Anabolic means “tissue building” (“Anabolic Steroids”). They have many nicknames like ‘“arnolds, gym candy, pumpers, roids, stackers, weight trainers, and juice”’ (“Anabolic Steroids”). Anabolic steroids are androgenic drugs. This means they “promote masculine characteristics” (“Anabolic Steroids”)....   [tags: life-threatening side effects]

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Steroids Effects on People's lives

- Bigger, faster, stronger. Is the use of steroids to achieve these physical traits worth the potential risk . Not to mention the ethical questions that using performance enhancement poses in sports and competition. People all around the world are using steroids to either use for medical prescription or for physical sports. You may hear a lot about steroids abuse for athletes all around the world. People of most ages are using them and we don't even know it most the time. From middle school, high school, and adults use this type of drug....   [tags: athletes, testosterone, stanozol, drugs]

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The Facts About Anabolic Steroids

- Steroids are used daily in America in body building, medicine, and food production. There are three main types of steroids, Corticosteroids, Anabolic steroids, and hormone steroids. Corticosteroids are the kind of steroids doctors prescribe to patients when they are sick or have some kind of medical issue. These steroids reduce overactive immune responses and reduce swelling. Anabolic steroids are used for building muscle. They also contain a lot of testosterone. Testosterone is naturally produced by one's body but too much can cause a vast variety of problems....   [tags: healht, drugs, abuse]

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Steroids and Other Performance Enhancers

- The issue over steroids and other performance enhancer drugs has been a recent topic in the sports world. The debate over whether or not to punish those who have been caught using has been a major topic recently, as well as the legalization of these drugs. When arising the question of whether or not to legalize steroids, many positive and negative factors are brought to the table, and in effect could change various aspects of our normal day lives. Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of muscle tissue and sometimes bone size and strength....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Steroids: Not Worth The Risk

- Steroids were first introduced in the 1930, they have a variety of purposes in the muscle building world, cosmetics and even used therapeutically in medicine, they have aroused a great controversy and question in the media, “Do athletes need to use steroids to become the best in a sport?” The consumption of steroids is not recommended for athletes which their use and distribution is prohibited in the U.S. because they lead to negative effects on a person’s health and public image. Anabolic steroids are similar to the effects of the male testosterone, that buildup cellular tissue in muscles, they also have androgenic effects which will create unfavorable feminine or masculine characteristics,...   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays]

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My Use of Anabolic Steroids

-   Somebody would wonder, why people take steroids. Well, there is no easy answer to this question. I personally had experience with people that have took or are still taking steroids, and I was really close to start taking them myself. My whole life I was tall and skinny, and because of this nobody took me serious in any sport that I played. I was always told that I have to gain weight, but nobody would try to help me. During my freshman year in college, I knew that I need to gain weight at all cost so that I could continue to compete on the college level....   [tags: weight, athletics, side-effects]

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Steroids Hurting the Body

- Steroids have been around for a long time and have affected many athletes and other people. Many people think that steroids improve athleticism, but all it does is mass produce the testosterone in the body (Steroid Use among High School Athletes). Steroids were introduced to the world in the 1980’s at the Olympics. There is not just one specific type of steroid, there are many different types. Every type of steroid affects different parts of the body. Steroids are used for many different reasons; some are to get better in sports, to be better than your competitor, or to just be strong....   [tags: Mass Production, Testosterone, Drugs, Athletes]

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Consequences of Using Steroids

- How would it feel risking your own life because of wanting bigger muscles and less fat. The use of steroids not only affects the user themselves, but family members, friends, anyone the abuser is close to. If you want to have a good looking body, eat healthy and go to the gym and work out. Never do steroids, regardless. The consequences are not worth it. To understand steroid abuse, one must examine the symptoms, misuse, and consequences. The symptoms of steroid abuse can vary causing many different behaviors, either physically or psychologically....   [tags: muscle, violence, aggression]

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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids Affect A User 's Life?

- ... Why Do People Abuse Anabolic–Androgenic Steroids. A wide range of people abuse this drug. The main factor as to why people abuse this drug is due to addiction. Through statements such as “I love the feeling it gives me” and “I will continue to use the drug”, which were obtained from an interview with a steroid user, the addictive effect steroids can have upon its user is evident. People start using this drug to take the easy road to an aesthetically pleasing, well defined physique and improvement in a sport of their interest....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Muscle]

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Steroid Use in Major League Baseball

- Steroids Used in Major League Baseball In baseball there have always been problems with steroids damaging our most talented Major League Baseball players. Some 1995, the steroid problem has amplified. Many of these major league baseball players are now in taking harmful drugs that boost their performance. Steroid products that should not be used; illegal to use them. Mandatory drug testing should be part of Major League Baseball, and all other sports. Last year, random and anonymous tests were given to some of the MLB ’s players....   [tags: Steroids]

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The Effects Of Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Children

- Sports are very popular in our society and have always been an important part of our American culture. The practice of sports in society has always been regarded as a positive recreation activity that brings many psychological, social, and physiological benefits to individuals. Parents enroll their kids in sports, either in school or in private clubs, during their kid’s teenage years as it is a difficult phase in which teens may suffer from depression. Parents expect positive outcomes from their teens involved in sports such an increased self-confidence, an enriched cultural experience by meeting people of different cultural backgrounds, and an improved quality of life by becoming a healthie...   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen]

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Steriods in Sports

- When was the last time you saw a sporting event and thought what you just saw was incredible. That whoever just did that was superhuman. Now put this through your mind. That athlete could improve his or her already superb skills into something even greater. This can be possible with the help of steroids. There is a current debate of allowing steroids to be legal in sports. Steroids should not be allowed in sports. Some people ask why. This research paper will give those people just a few of the many reasons why it should not be allowed....   [tags: steroid abuse, athletes, role model]

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Effects Of Anabolic Steroids And Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

- ... If done the right way athletes enhance their performance through vigorous training and practice. As the years have progressed some athletes have decided that this isn 't enough. They have tried to further their athletic skills though drug use (Denham 362). Steroids are one of the main drugs used in sports to improve performance. Although, steroids can cut body fat and increase muscle tissue, they are terrible for the human body. They affect all parts of the body and over long periods of time the effects are almost always negative (Brink 1)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Drug addiction]

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Anabolic Steroids And Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

- ... It is illegal and gives a competitor an unfair advantage. This is especially dangerous in contact sports when a person with unnatural strength could seriously harm someone else.” (Renner May 23, 2016). Renner brings up a very important point: steroids are unnatural. An athlete cannot achieve the same strength as an anabolic steroid user through normal means. This results in hazards conditions for other athletes participating in the sport. Renner used football as an example. If two linemen face off and one has an unfair strength advantage due specifically to anabolic steroids, it is likely that the clean athlete will be injured....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Bodybuilding]

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Elishia Thompson: Should Steroids Be Legalized?

- 85% of teen athletes are not educated on the side effects of steroids. This means many of them can fall into average use due to being only told the positive effects, yet no matter its pros and cons anabolic steroid use is illegal. “The possession or sale of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is illegal” (Drug Enforcement Administration). The greatest consequence possible is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sport type organizations and committees such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the NCAA, MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL have taken precautions to rid themselves and their members of anabolic steroids....   [tags: side effects of anabolic use]

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Steroids In Sport

- In the world of sports it is not rare to see athletes give their heart and soul for the love of the game. From sunrise to sundown they practice everyday to perfect their game.Then there are those who take an alternative route. Now athletes are taking performance enhancers such as creatine, androstenedione and worst of all, anabolic steroids.Steroids are chemicals that act like hormones (substances in your body that regulate bodily functions). Anabolic steroids are the ones that are abused to build muscle mass or to make your workout longer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Doping Of Sports : A Society Of Cheaters

- Doping in Sports Is it true that the world has evolved into “a society of cheaters” and that all individuals are to blame for “looking for shortcuts at one point or another?” (Nolan). With this in mind, should everything be done fairly among individuals in the world. These are questions that societies ask each day and it can be seen associated widely throughout the world of sports. According to the Washington Post, “ drugs and blood transfusions [in sports] provide a 5 to 10 percent advantage”, which may not seem like a substantial difference, but it diminishes other drug free player’s “hope of winning or simply staying on the team” (Murray)....   [tags: Drugs in sport, Anabolic steroid, Tour de France]

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steroids in Baseball

- Steroids in Baseball: The Future of Baseball It was a warm, sultry night in September. The fans were crazed in anticipation as Mark McGwire stepped to the plate. With a gentle stretch, he paused, patiently poised, waiting for what would eventually be the greatest hit baseball had ever seen. The pitcher, Steve Trachsel, came set. He shot a determined look to the dirt. In a rivalry such as this (Cubs, Cardinals) he did not want to be the one to give up the great number 62. He cocked his arm back, to let loose what would be an eighty-eight mile an hour fastball that most men would not see fly by, but Big Mac was not most men....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Steroids in Baseball

- “Steroids in Baseball” Today in the United States, millions and millions of kids, teens, and adults watch and play in the sport of baseball. It is probably the number one sport looked upon and what is happening to it is a bit discouraging. Players have started “cheating” by using steroids to help them play stronger and better. They are in league where you have to be the best at what you do to play, and if your using drugs to cheat your way in, then it ruins the ethics of the game of baseball....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bad Side Of Sports

- The Bad Side of Sports Remember when we were young we used to play sports with our friends. We didn’t really play to win, we just wanted to have some good time. But now, the society changed and the mindset changed. Sport became a huge business with billions of dollars. Athletes didn’t use to make that kind of money, but now they make multi millions of dollars. Clothes, commercials and business- deals make them very wealthy. People’s attitude changed and they are more competitive now. Even children at young age are pumped by their parents that they have to succeed....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Muscle]

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Anabolic Steroid Use in Professional Sports

- Anabolic steroid use in professional sports The first case of performance enhancing drugs in sports came before the discovery of anabolic steroids and is believed to be that of a British road bicycle racer named Arthur Linton. At the age of twenty four, he died during a race between Bordeaux and Paris in 1886. Controversy then soon arose when he was believed to have taken a stimulant called trimethyl at the time of his death. Anabolic steroids have become an epidemic amongst athletes since the 1950's when a Swiss company by the name of Ciba Pharmaceuticals introduced what was to become the most popular anabolic drug for athletes called methandrostenolone....   [tags: epidemic amongst athletes]

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The Effects of Steroids Are More Serious than People Think

- ... When the bone plates are completely fused, growth is finished. Furthermore, over-treatment with steroids can result in growth deceleration (slowing of the rate of growth) and increased risk of HIV and Hepatitis. Because anabolic steroid users often do not have access to appropriate amounts of clean and sterile needles, or do not follow appropriate injection protocol, there is an increased risk of contracting HIV or other bloodborne pathogens(Association Against Steroid Abuse)". Increased risk of hair loss including facial, leg and arm hair....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs]

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Cheating in Sports

- Cheating in Sports Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports....   [tags: Sports Athletics]

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Steroids And Their Affects On The Human Body

- Steroids and Their Affects On The Human Body Drugs have been used in sports almost as long as sports themselves have been around. The ancient Incas discovered that the ashes from burned leaves of the Coca tree gave the people great stores of energy, and made sleep unnecessary for hours or even days, it was later discovered to be the stimulant cocaine. They would take it before long hunts, battles, and even found it useful in ancient sport competitions. It wasn't until 1886 that the first drug-related death in sports occurred....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Using Anamoblic Steroids can be Harmful, Sections of a Research

- ... It provides a list of commonly used anabolic steroids, classified into whether they are injected or taken orally. It gives a little information on the benefits of steroids for athletes (improved performance), and the health risks/ side effects in men and women respectively (such as organ damage and hormone imbalances). This information is relevant because it provides information on the side effects and reasoning behind steroid use, information which I used in my project. I trusted this website as it is a medical foundation, and because the article lists its source as The National Institute of Drug Abuse, whose information would definitely be valid....   [tags: teenage boys, muscle]

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Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes

- As society merges from day to day and norms get more in percentage >there >are many things that are corrupting the American society. Of those many >things, there is the word that many people are familiar with and that is the >word "drugs". Many drugs come into the United States and flood each state >and town from North to South. In 1995 Newsweek came out with an estimate >that over 85% of teenagers have used or are using drugs at this present >time. >I am going to discuss one of the most dangerous types of drugs that is used >as a medical advancement as well as a lethal drug to young teens....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Use of Anabolic Steroids by Athletes

- Within every gym and athletic practice across the United States there are secrets. These secrets are kept by public gyms, membership health clubs and even high school sports. This secret is killing our youth and disrupting the sportsmanship of not only the United States, but also on an international level. What I am referring to is the use of anabolic steroids. This epidemic is spreading through our country like a wildfire. It is going unnoticed and misunderstood. Even our government has not found the money the man power or the time to deal with this killer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Steroids

- Steroids, what they are why people use them What are anabolic steroids. “Anabolic steroids are a group molecules that include the male sex hormone testosterone and synthetic analogs of testosterone” (Taylor,1991) Anabolic steroids are used by many people in sports today due to the rapid increase in muscle mass. Anabolic steroids are made synthetically and are very powerful. “Recent evidence suggests that there may be over 3,000,000 regular anabolic steroid users in the United States and most of these users buy there steroids illegally” (Taylor,1991) I am interested in finding out more about steroids and its effects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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