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Anabolic Steroids Statistics
This article contains how anabolic steriods are used, statistics on anabolic steriods usage by school grade, and the effects of Anabolic Steroids. Keep reading for more information on anabolic steroid statistics and how steroids affect women and men.
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Anabolic steroids are available in the form of tablets, liquid, gel, cream, and injectables. They are taken orally, injected, or rubbed on. Abusers of these medications may:
Statistics about Anabolic Steroids
Since many instruments that are used to collect information on drug use do not ask questions about anabolic steroid abuse, the information is uncertain. This may be why in the Anabolic Steroids Act of 2004, Congress mandated that the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) include this data.
Combining information from the “Monitoring the Future” study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA -1st chart) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2nd chart), the following information on teen use of anabolic steroids is obtained. Students who had used anabolic steroids for nonprescribed purposes at least once in their lifetime:
Notice that, although the figures in the second chart are uniformly higher, both charts show a peak in use and decline for every grade. For comparison, in 2004, 1.9% of young adults age 19-28 reported illegal use of steroids at least once in their lifetimes
Long and Short term effects of Anabolic Steroids The effects of anabolic steroids are partly dependent on gender, age, extent of use, and method of administration.
Females - who may be given anabolic treatments legitimately for certain forms of breast cancer, for example • may experience:
Males, on the other hand, may experience:
Adolescents may experience a premature end to their growth.
Anyone may, in time, experience:
Injectors may experience any of the dangers associated with needle-borne diseases, including:
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