Drugs and Sports

Drugs and Sports

by Gail B. Stewart (Editor)


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Addresses opposing views on drugs and sports, including whether drug use is a serious problem in sports, whether drug use should be banned, why athletes take drugs, and if they should be tested for them.

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ISBN-13: 9781565107489
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Digests Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

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Drugs and Sports 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first types of steroids were ¿Magic Mushrooms¿, and ¿Sheep testicles¿. The first kind of dope was made by mixing cola with alcohol use to improve performance and not feel tired or hurt. These harmful substances would improve their performance for a certain period but later kill them. Athletes, weight lifters, and bodybuilders just wanted the strength. Many athletes were so pleased they wanted more than one at a time. Soon in the 60¿s, coaches and team staff members would place bowls on a table during a meeting full of tablets. Players would soon sprinkle tablets on their cereal like sugar! They didn¿t care about the painful side effects or the fatal consequences steroids had they just want to look good, feel strong and win competitions. Users would soon increase the chance of heart attack or stroke. In males, the consequences would be: impotence, breast enlargement, sterility, shrinking in testicles and enlargement in prostate gland, premature baldness, and acne. In females: irreversible male pattern baldness, irreversible lowering of voice, menstrual irregularities, decreased breast size, irreversible and excessive hair growth on body In 1987 Penn state University estimated that 500,000 of U.S. teens were taking steroids and that it would triple 10 years later. Many of them died. Between 7% and 11% of teens have at least experimented with steroids. I loved this book it clearly states the consequences of taking steroids. This book needs to be talked about and distributed throughout the U.S. so teens could understand the reality. If this book gets put into every household in the U.S., I think the warning would decrease the number of users dramatically. I thought this book was interesting and I would definitely recommend it to other people. From reading this book I think I¿m never going to take steroids or any other drug.