Steroids

Appearance:
These come in liquid (for injecting) or tablet formshutterstock_150610067

Slang names:
Roids, Juice, Anabolic Steroids

Main effects:
Users take steroids to enhance their performance, appear more manly or to increase their testosterone levels when trying to build muscle.  They claim that anabolic steroids help them train harder and for longer, to recover more quickly from exercise and to build muscle mass. 

 

Dangers:
A number of steroid users inject the drug; this comes with its own risks. Injecting any drug can lead to infections and diseases such as hepatitis C or HIV through the use of non-sterile equipment.  Overuse can increase aggression or give users aggravated mood swings.  Because steroids mimic a natural hormone if used incorrectly they can cause unwanted changes in your physical appearance.  For women this can include: Acne, reduced breast size and increased body hair For men this can include: Acne, increased breast size, erectile problems, hair loss and shrunken testicles.  For both men and women it increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, blood clots and fluid retention.

Facts:

 

Class:
Class C

Type:
A drug that mimics certain human hormones related to growth and development

 

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