Anabolic steroids also have medicinal purposes and can assist individuals who have issues with tissue damage due to burn injuries, weight loss due to intestinal disorders or diseases like HIV. They can also help those who have lost muscle mass as a result of chemotherapy to build tissue and gain weight. These drugs can be taken in pill form or injected.Some of the commonly known anabolic steroids include:
- Dianabol (methandrostenolone)
- Winstrol (stanozolol)
- Durabolin (nandrolone phenylpropionate)
- Deca-Durabolin (nandrolone decanoate)
- Depo-Testosterone (testosterone cypionate)
The central nervous stimulant cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is a well-known drug of abuse that is manufactured from the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine does have some medicinal uses in the United States but is more familiar as a drug of abuse. It is abused in a number of different ways, such as via injection, snorting it (e.g., powder cocaine), and smoking it (e.g., crack cocaine).