Steroids are a large class of organic compounds in a four-ring molecule structure. They are typically used to increase strength and build muscle. While they can have a positive impact, they also may have stepbacks, especially when used illegally. Many athletes use these for performance-inhancing , and many of these cases are in illegal situations. The illegal steroids are known as anabolic steroids because they are human made.
How do steroids enter the body?
Steroids enter ones body with the use of pills and/or injection. They enter the bloodstream and then disperse along organs.
What steroids look like
Steroids can be in pill of injection form. They are a large class of organic compounds in molecule form.
When using or taking steroids,there are code words or "slang" used in context. Words such as roids, juice, hype, pumpers, gym candy, Arnolds, gear, weight trainers, stackers, and 420 are used when talking about this drug.
Steroids have many cons, when they are being used illegally. These include: bad acne, oil; hair loss; diseases in organs; altered mood; blood issues; high blood pressure; infections; hormonal issues; and stunted growth
Illegal use of steroids can be resulted in legal consequences. In some cases, a year in jail and/or a $1000 fine can occur. In other cases, five years in jail and/or a $250,000 fine can occur.
How our community can help
Our area has resources and organizations that are able to help people with steroid abuse. The "ADCNC" is located in Raleigh, NC. They do treatments and spread awareness and prevention about drug abuse. You can donate and help support this organization. "First Step Services, LLC." is another organization. They are a rehab service in Raleigh, Garner, and Cary. They also help steroid abusers and help with steroid prevention.
MLA Works Cited
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