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Steroids – Alcohol and Drug Foundation

There is no safe level of drug use

The overall evidence to demonstrate the benefits of anabolic steroids to significantly improve athletic performance is limited.7 Generally speaking however, some research has investigated peoples’ experiences after using anabolic steroids or other performance and image enhancing drugs. This research shows that people who use anabolic steroids experience an increase in muscle strength.8

People may use anabolic steroids in what they believe to be a healthy lifestyle context. They may not see themselves as injecting drug users. However, there are risks associated with using steroids without a prescription or medical supervision, even as part of a fitness training program.

In the worst case, long-term heavy steroid use can lead to heart attack, stroke and death9, especially among men aged in their early 30s who combine steroids with stimulant drugs, such as speed and ecstasy.3, 10, 11

Anabolic steroids affect everyone differently. The following may be experienced:

  • water retention – leading to facial bloating
  • acne – leading to permanent scarring
  • irritability and mood swings
  • more frequent colds
  • aggression and violence
  • increased sex drive
  • sleeping difficulties.3,12

Longer-term effects may include:

  • liver damage
  • kidney or prostate cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • depression
  • cardiovascular complications
  • tendon/ ligament damage.3

Men

Effects include:

  • reduced sperm count and fertility
  • shrunken testicles
  • baldness
  • gynaecomastia (developing breasts)
  • involuntarily and long-lasting erection.3

https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/steroids/

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