Performance Enhancing Drugs

Performance Enhancing Drugs

by Tamara Roleff


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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to known about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737747454
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2010
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Anabolic Steroids Are Dangerous Drugs Dan Clark 10

2 Steroid Drugs Are Not All Bad Gary Cartwright 18

3 Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs Is Cheating Richard W. Pound 25

4 Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs Is Not Cheating Radley Balko 33

5 A Double Standard Applies to Performance Enhancements in Sports Carl Thomen 41

6 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Should Be Allowed in Sports Jesse Haggard 49

7 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Do Not Belong in Sports Sal Marinello 59

8 Using Steroids in Baseball Is Beneficial to the Game Jose Canseco 67

9 Using Steroids in Baseball Is Not Beneficial to the Game Armstrong Williams 75

10 Baseball Management Contributed to the Abuse of Performance-Enhancing Drugs Ryder Stevens 80

11 Governments Must Become Involved in Fighting Performance-Enhancing Drugs John Fahey 85


What You Should Know About Performance-Enhancing Drugs 94

What You Should Do About Performance-Enhancing Drugs 97

Organizations to Contact 100

Bibliography 105

Index 108

Picture Credits 112

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