Drug Education Library: Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs, 1st Edition

  • Christine Honders
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560041
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560048
  • DDC: 362.299
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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While steroids are medically useful in small, prescribed doses, they are too often abused in sports alongside other performance-enhancing drugs. Young athletes may feel their natural performance is not good enough, so they may turn to these drugs to get ahead. Young athletes are informed about the risky effects of abusing these drugs to combat the allure of being perceived as a better player. Sidebars and full-color photographs help portray the dangerous consequences of this type of drug abuse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: An Organization's Epidemic.
1: Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports: A History.
2: Effects on the Body.
3: Understanding Risk Versus Reward.
4: Rules and Regulations.
5: What Can be Done in the Future?.
Organizations to Contact.
For Further Reading.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.