Anabolic Steroid Abuse

  • Medical Author:
    Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Where can I get more information on anabolic steroid abuse?

While there are many web sites that teach people how to abuse anabolic steroids without getting caught, there are also many that can educate about their benefits, risks, and dangers. Examples include the following:

"Anabolic Steroid Abuse," National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/steroids-anabolic

"NIDA InfoFacts: Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)," National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/
steroids.html

"Research Report Series - Anabolic Steroid Abuse," National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/
Steroids/anabolicsteroids5.html#addictive

REFERENCES:

United States. National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs." <https://www.drugabuse.gov/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-study-trends-in-prevalence-various-drugs>.

United States. National Institute on Drug Abuse. "NIDA InfoFacts: Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)." July 2009. <http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/steroids.html>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2015

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