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Drug Testing Student Athletes - Influential or Useless? - Drug Testing Student Athletes - Influential or Useless. As spoken by the International Olympic Committee(IOC), “The administration of or use by a competing athlete of any foreign substance to body or injection of substance is unfair to the competing fields” (Yesalis 1). Basically any athlete who decides to use substances of any kind should be considered a lousy winner in the competition field and should be ashamed of their wrong-doing because many people choose to shortcut their way out of things instead of doing their best for higher achievement....   [tags: Doping, Steroids in Sports]
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The Evolution of Sports - Sports has been practiced since the dawn of man but only recently has it been accepted as a noble past-time which has stretched throughout every culture and brought with it an unprecedented change on civilization and the nature of human beings. In the 20th century, the Western hemisphere has only begun to embrace the change of sports. Around this time period, Greece and the whole Middle-East began to organize sports in a more formal and open fashion. Considering that sports was vastly important for centuries in Greece, even more so than in Europe and in the West, it is no surprise that their millennia-long tradition evolved into one of the most celebrated sports event around the globe, namel...   [tags: modern olympics, greece, steroids]
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Steroid Use in People Everywhere - ... “A self-report questionnaire, which allowed multiple answers for each question, was administered to 853 male students in six high schools. Results indicated that an average of 11% had used or were using anabolic steroids” (Gilis). The fact is now known that more high school and college students use an illegal muscle building. “Steroids are hormones, and for the body building purposes the ones of interest are anabolic steroids, which is a number of related compounds that mimic the effects of testosterone, the male hormone secreted by the testes” (Alder)....   [tags: athlete doping, performance enhancers] 760 words
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The Steroid Era - The era in sports from the late 90s and into the 2000s has often been nicknamed “The Steroid Age” due to the raging use of anabolic steroids and other PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) by professional athletes. The usage of drugs in sports has never been more prevalent during this time, and many people are making it their goal to put an end to the abuse. Influential athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, and Roger Clemens, who were once held as the highest role models to the American people, now watch as their legacies are tarnished by accusations of drug use....   [tags: sports, athletes, PED, health, MLB]
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Steroid Usage Should Not Be Banned - Steroids are used all over the world to enhance performance in sporting activities, as well as increase concentration for exams and other tasks which require usage of the mental faculties. Other steroids are taken to enhance body form and shape, or accentuate one’s personal traits. The form of steroids taken by athletes are called “anabolic-androgen steroids”, or perhaps simply anabolic steroids that help the athletes tone their body by increasing the mass of their muscles, and increasing their strength and endurance levels (Beamish 33)....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]
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The Ethics of Steroid Use in the Olympics - The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself. From the beginnings of sport, athletes have sought out foods and potions to turn their bodies into winning machines. As early as 776 BCE, the very first Olympic games, there are records of attempts to increase testosterone levels (“Steroid Abuse in Sports”). Ancient Greek wrestlers ate vast amounts of meat to gain muscle mass, and Norse “Berserker” warriors took hallucinogenic mushrooms before battle. The first competitive athletes to be charged for doping, however, were swimmers in 1860s Amsterdam....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Steroid Usage in the Olympic Games - For over 100 years, Olympic athletes have used drugs in order to enhance their athletic abilities (Kremenik et. al. 19). There are a lot of tests and risks when an athlete uses drugs during the Olympics, yet some still do in order to try and win gold (Kremenik et. al. 19). The International Olympic Committee, the IOC, is the main tester to try and find out which athletes are winning legally and which are winning illegally; the IOC began there testing in 1968 (Kremenik et. al. 19). Anabolic steroids are one of the drugs that are used throughout the Olympics Games (“Drug” para....   [tags: athletes, enhancing abilities, speed]
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Teenage Anabolic Steroid Usage - Teenage Anabolic Steroid Usage Anabolic Steroids are a man-made synthetic substance which is used in order to promote the growth of skeletal muscle. The use of Anabolic steroids is very common amongst body builders and athletes. Over the past decade, steroid use amongst teenagers has become extremely prominent throughout our communities. By identifying and evaluating the Wilkinson and Marmot social determinants of health, social support and stress were the two successfully identified determinants within teenage steroid use....   [tags: side effects, muscle, body builders] 669 words
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The Anabolic Steroid Story - Although most people recognize the term “performance enhancing drugs” as a reference to anabolic steroids, the term actually refers to a wide variety of different drugs used to increase strength, commonly found in athletics. Although these drugs appear to work great at first, they damage your body in multiple ways with their many harmful side effects. Not to mention, they are also illegal to use in the United States without a prescription from a doctor. If somebody is found to have used performance enhancing drugs while playing a sport either collegiate or professionally they will be punished accordingly, usually in the form of fines, suspensions, or even expulsion from the league....   [tags: Drugs]
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Steroid Abuse - What are anabolic steroids. “Anabolic steroids” is the street name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones or also referred to as testosterone. They promote the growth of skeletal muscle and the development of male sexual characteristics in both males and females. Anabolic steroids are commonly abused by professional athletes and Olympic athletes to enhance their performances. There are many reasons people abuse steroids and a few different ways to do so. Also, even though an athlete may win a World Series or an Olympic gold medal, there are very serious effects one can suffer from steroid abuse....   [tags: History, Benefits, Risks]
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Anabolic Steroid Use in Professional Sports - Anabolic steroid use in professional sports The first case of performance enhancing drugs in sports came before the discovery of anabolic steroids and is believed to be that of a British road bicycle racer named Arthur Linton. At the age of twenty four, he died during a race between Bordeaux and Paris in 1886. Controversy then soon arose when he was believed to have taken a stimulant called trimethyl at the time of his death. Anabolic steroids have become an epidemic amongst athletes since the 1950's when a Swiss company by the name of Ciba Pharmaceuticals introduced what was to become the most popular anabolic drug for athletes called methandrostenolone....   [tags: epidemic amongst athletes]
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The Destruction of Baseball: Steroid Use - Major League Baseball has major problems and chief among them is the alarming increase in steroid use by professional baseball players. Many authors and journalists discuss this topic by citing statistics and studies, but illustrator Adam Zyglis provides an astounding, compelling argument using nothing but a pen and paper to support his point. His remarkable caricature is a depiction of a baseball with the New York Yankees insignia stamped in the center with the number thirteen beneath the symbol....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Drug Testing]
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. It is important to understand why performance-enhancing drugs are used and what are the consequences of their use to the athlete and society. One of the reason athletes choose to use performance-enhancing drugs is to bulk up....   [tags: Sports Steroids Drugs Essays]
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Drug Test: The End The Steroid Era - Drug Test: End The Steroid Era Steroid use in sports is one of the biggest debates when it comes to organized sports. The number of athletes turning to the use of illegal substances to gain an advantage is growing rapidly. Athletes trying to get an edge on their competitors has been around since the ancient Greeks when they would try things such as caffeine and sugar. Even recreational drugs were used in the 1800’s such as cocaine to try and improve their abilities. Steroids that are used today have expanded from the older techniques like caffeine and sugar, which the world population uses everyday now and athletes are trying new things to make sure they come out on top....   [tags: sports doping]
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Persuasive Speech: Steroid Use Among Athletes - My issue over the concern of athletes have been struggling with the usage of steroids has widely spread among athletes and others; not only do steroids give an athlete a hard times but it’s also an unfair advantage to the other athletes and what they’ve accomplish. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the amount of muscle damage during the session” (“Steroids in Sports”,2005). Now a days steroids are everywhere as an athlete....   [tags: Performance-enhancing Drugs]
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I Tried to Lift Weights, But it Didn’t Work Out - Steroid usage has a stenching stigma in our society. People tend to associate steroids with unjust sportsmanship, health hindrances, and the notorious “roid rage”. It is looked down upon in the same light as heinous crimes and anyone that uses it to their advantage is treated as an untouchable. For that matter, people won’t even pass the thought that steroids should be legalized. The truth is that these are all misconceptions. Steroids don’t bring significant health hindrances when used properly and roid rage is only a myth....   [tags: steroid usage] 890 words
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Keeping Major League Baseball Steroid Free - Since the mid 1990's, the popular opinion of Major League Baseball has been that the league is in a time period known as the "Steroids Era." With now retired players recently confessing steroid usage, they have also revealed key details and new information that has given insight as to how common steroids actually are within the MLB. It is true that recently the MLB has become more strict with procedures for testing and regulations against the drugs, but steroids are still being used widespread throughout the league as players have found ways around these drug tests....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs]
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The Epidemic of Steroid Abuse in America - The Epidemic of Steroid Abuse in America We as a people are preoccupied with the notion of greatness. Our role models are athletes, actors and actresses, and other figures in the public eye. Many of us often desire to be better off than our current state; to look better, to be in better shape, etc… We compete with each other for jobs, for mates, for grades, for parking spots, and in sporting activities. This competitive nature is a way of life, especially in sporting activities, often learned as a child and built upon throughout adulthood....   [tags: Athletic Athletes Sports Juice]
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Anabolic Steroid Use in Baseball - In American high schools across the country, many people buy, sell, and use drugs. In addition, these people influence everyone around them. On these campuses, some of the people influenced by this illegal activity are sports players. One of the sports most affected is baseball. Doping in baseball is wrong because it ruins baseball's reputation, it negatively influences the athlete's health, and the drugs are bad for young people who hold up athletes as role models. Reputation Baseball?s reputation has been painted with a red asterisk....   [tags: essays research papers] 664 words
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Steroid Use in Professional Sports - Steroid Use in Professional Sports For fans, the issue of steroid use in professional sports is one of growing concern. Professional athletes were once hailed as roll models for young Americans, now there is an asterisk next to many names once idolized. Is he legitimately getting bigger, faster, and stronger. Is he one of the league’s best, strictly due to his talent and work ethic alone. Or is he one of “those guys”. Maybe former NBA great, Charles Barkley, had it right when he said, “I am not a roll model.” But maybe, just maybe, these men and women have a responsibility to the kids who adore them to do the right thing; to compete at the highest level with absolute legitimacy in the way...   [tags: Athletics Drugs Papers] 2039 words
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The Illegal Steroid Use in The Major League Baseball - The purpose in constructing this report is to take a look and study the illegal steroid use in Major League Baseball, and possible ways it can be exempt from the game forever. Use of performance enhancing drugs is cheating and causes inequalities, in which new repercussions should be implemented. These new rules should include a zero tolerance level, records stripped and not being rewarded of their accomplishments; which is to include banishment from an admittance into the Hall of Fame. Furthermore, it causes major health concerns and could end a player’s career, along with mitigating health problems down the road....   [tags: testosterone, hormone, tolerance]
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Steroid Abuse Hurts Baseball - Steroid Abuse Hurts Baseball      The abuse of steroids among players in Major League Baseball is corrupting the image of America?s Pastime as well as endangering the health of those who use the illegal substances. The lack of testing and punishment for the use of illegal substances like steroids in the Major Leagues portrays a negative image to aspiring young athletes. They see their role models using steroids and becoming better athletes rather than seeing suspensions for the illegal behavior or the negative health effects....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Drugs Athletes Essays]
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Steroid Use in Major League Baseball - Steroid Use in Major League Baseball Why Major League Baseball players would use steroids is the biggest question that every person in the world wants to know. I think MLB players use steroids so they can bulk up and get stronger, which will allow them to last through the long, seven-month season. I think that because they play 162 games a year during these seven months that this causes a great deal of wear and tear on their bodies. Especially if a player gets hurt, they might try to take illegal medicines, such as steroids, to help them get back on the field quicker, hoping that maybe they could help their team win the pennant....   [tags: Sports]
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The Harmful Side Effects of Steroid Use - The Harmful Side Effects of Steroid Use The purpose of this paper is to educate the reader on the harmful side effects of steroid use and the toll they take on the body of the user. I also discuss the legal consequences of steroid possession/use and describe the false claims made by steroid marketers. Steroids are defined as artificial versions of the hormone testosterone made by four joined carbon rings with attached hydrogen molecules. When the dangerous consequences of steroid use are overlooked, steroids can be promoted as a useful muscle-building drug....   [tags: Papers] 591 words
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Steroid Use in Athletics is Not Safe - Steroid Use in Athletics is Not Safe In the last decade many records have been broken in the world of athletics, is this do to harder training and work ethic or the ignorant testing of anabolic steroids. With technological advances the enhancement of athletes is at the fingertips of scientists. With one shot an athlete could up testosterone levels by over a hundred percent. Is this safe. Or is the real question is this fair to the athletes who years ago did not have this option. Researchers have examined such supplements as dinabol and nandrolene and have found that their structures are unstable maybe unnoticeable at the time but will definitely show up in the later future....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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Athletes and Steroid Use -      In recent history American culture has become more and more dominated by sports. Out of all of these sports baseball is considered to be America's pastime. Over the last couple years America's pastime has come under scrutiny about some of its players using anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said, ¡§... hopefully we can figure out ways to solve this problem. It needs to be solved. There is no one I¡¦ve talked to who can say it is not a problem....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Drugs Sports]
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Steroid Use in Pro Sports is Unethical -           When you were a kid, didn’t you want to play a professional sport. What would you give to be one of the best athletes in the world. Would you risk your reputation. Your health. Would you be willing to die. Although many studies have come out saying that steroids diminish one’s health, people still take them hoping to be the best. Imagine if you were a 28 year old who left college early because a pro team “guaranteed” you that you would play in the big leagues. Yet you just got stuck in the minors, and the only way you could get to the big’s was to take a pill that made you super-strong and super-fast....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports - Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not new. East Germany athletes used drugs to enhance their performance....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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The Effects of Creatine on Athletes' Bodies - The Effects of Creatine on Athletes' Bodies From a very early age sports are introduced upon both young boys and girls. Although it begins with sportsmanship and teamwork, it begins to evolve into new objectives when these young athletes enter high school. In fact, high school sports are vastly different. Your mind is trained to obliterate the opponent and win at all costs. This mentality can often lead many young athletes to turn to supplements to assist in muscle building. The most common supplement in use currently is Creatine....   [tags: Drugs Steroids Sports Athletics Essays Papers]
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steroid testing - Steroids Picture this. You’re watching your favorite baseball player at the plate and the pitch comes and he absolutely crushes the ball strait out of the park; but the next day there is a big investigation and your favorite player is caught having used an illegal steroid to enhance his play. You hope the news isn’t true but the evidence is over whelming. Your favorite baseball player broke the rules and is a cheater (Brown). This terrible scenario can easily be a future reality if steroid testing doesn’t begin regularly....   [tags: essays research papers] 612 words
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Anabolic Steroid Use in AIDS Patients - The use of Anabolic Steroids in AIDS patients is becoming increasingly popular. Steroids are used to bring the lean body mass of a patient up for multiple reasons. In most cases the loss of lean body mass from AIDS is so severe it is causing a significant decrease in quality of life. Anabolic Steroids have many inherent risks associated with them for example many types of cancer, risks of liver disease from oral AS, gynocomastia, and hormonal cycle imbalance. Steroids not only effect the body, they also change the mind state and attitude of the user....   [tags: Papers] 943 words
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Steriods in Sports - When was the last time you saw a sporting event and thought what you just saw was incredible. That whoever just did that was superhuman. Now put this through your mind. That athlete could improve his or her already superb skills into something even greater. This can be possible with the help of steroids. There is a current debate of allowing steroids to be legal in sports. Steroids should not be allowed in sports. Some people ask why. This research paper will give those people just a few of the many reasons why it should not be allowed....   [tags: steroid abuse, athletes, role model]
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Cansecos Steroid Allegations - In Jose Canseco’s 60 Minutes interview, he stated that he and some of his teammates used steroids in the past. With all the hoopla surrounding Major League Baseball and its connection with allegations made by BALCO president Victor Conte, this report is intriguing at the least. High profile athletes such as Jason Giambi and Barry Bonds have been under direct scrutiny over the past year because of the steroid issue. Canseco firmly states that he and former teammate Mark McGwire casually injected together during their playing days as an Oakland Athlete....   [tags: essays research papers] 694 words
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The Detrimental Effects of Steroid Use in Bigger, Stronger, Faster by Chris Bell - ... By doing each of these things he is giving us the opportunity to gain his trust and listen to what he has to say. At first you believe that he is fully against steroids because he discovers that his hero’s ended up using them to reach their goals and this broke his entrustment in the wrestling world because its unmoral to him. To understand their reasoning though, Bell asks several of his peers their opinion like Gregg Valentino and Christian Boeving on the use of steroids. They both state that they have used or are using steroids and believe that the only things it does are help boost ones testosterone levels and enhance your performance....   [tags: documentary, logos, pathos] 874 words
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Drugs in Sports - Athletes that use drugs while performing in the Olympic games should have some type of punishment. They should not just be able to get away with everything. Even though not every athlete uses drugs while performing, any drugs that is, the ones who do should have to pay the price. When they use drugs while they are performing, they are risking their whole career, and even their life. Athletes should be required to take a drug test if they plan on performing in the Olympics. Athletes that use drugs should be punished in some kind of way....   [tags: doping, steroid use, blood and urine testing]
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Sterioids in baseball - 80.3 million, 80 million, 42 million, and 35 million all have something in common (The Best-Paid Athletes). Could it be the population of the 4 most populated countries in the world. No, it’s the amount of money that the top four athletes will make each year. Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Peyton Manning, and Michael Jordan in that order will make the following dominations as a paycheck each year (The Best-Paid Athletes). Many Americans make less than 1.7 million dollars in a life time [40 years in the work force]....   [tags: essays research papers] 1103 words
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The Presence of the Human Vomeronasal Organ (VNO) and Its Function - The presence of the human Vomeronasal Organ (VNO) and its function The vomeronasal organ (VNO), also known as Jacobson’s organ, is an auxiliary olfactory sense organ found in many animals. It is also the first stage of their accessory olfaction systems and is the sense organ involved in the Flehman response. In many mammalian species, a portion of the olfactory neuroepithelium is discretely organized into a VNO [1]. Animals use their VNOs to come into contact with chemosensory cues such as pheromones released by other individuals....   [tags: olfactory sense, auxiliary, steroid hormones]
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Understanding Stress During Puberty - In this experiment, the author’s focused on understanding stress during puberty and the sex-specific differences of the effects on humans through rat models. As we go through puberty, both male and females have increased levels of sex steroid hormones. In females this causes levels of cortisol to increase, as well as the probability of developing a mood disorder relating to stress. Past studies have shown that this is because of the plasticity of the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis (HPA) axis and the areas of the brain the regulate mood, such as the amygdala....   [tags: amygdala, sex steroid hormones,crf receptor ]
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Professional Athletes and Steriod Use - Steroid is a name given to drugs that are manufactured from testosterone, a reproductive hormone found in men. Some athletes normally use anabolic steroids because these drugs improve one’s capacity to compete and train, yielding high results. Steroids work by reducing exhaustion during training, and also reduce the length of time an athlete needs to recover from exhaustion. In addition, steroids enable the growth of tissues and muscles in an athlete’s body by instructing the body to produce extra proteins....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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The Price of Success - “At age 18, John Doe was a senior in high school bench-pressing 300 pounds. His abilities were backed by countless hours of training in the gym throughout his tenure in high school. John then went on to college and continued his strength-training regimen for his four years spent there. During that time, he raised his benching ability from 300 pounds to 420 pounds. Many athletes would be thrilled to get even 200 pounds let alone 420, but John wanted to test his capabilities and kept going. John began a cycle of anabolic steroids after graduating from college....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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The Negative Effect of Performance-Enhancing Drugs - Since the beginning of sporting events, athletes have looked for ways to gain a competitive edge over the other athletes. They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes taking performance-enhancing drugs. Athletes competing at all levels pump themselves full of these drugs in order to get faster and stronger. They disregard the short term side effects and long term health risks that come with steroid use. Performance-enhancing drugs have become a controversial topic in today's sports arena....   [tags: sporths and athletic industry] 1837 words
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Addictions and Substance Misuse - This essay will focus on addictions and substance misuse specifically concentrating on anabolic steroids; it will demonstrate an understanding of the psychological implications of a common presenting difficulty in a counselling or helping role. The topic will be health related and social and factual information which is relevant to the subject will be addressed. Psychological issues, symptoms and how an individual may be impacted by the health issue will be discussed plus recognised ways of working with client issues will be made aware of....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Use of Illegal Substances To Enhance Performance on the Playing Field - One of the fastest growing conflicts in major league sports is the use of illegal substances to enhance performance on the playing field. Players have forgotten the roots of the sports they compete in and tend to think more about themselves and money rather than their young fans and family who admire them. Questions are being asked, about the testing system and how many athletes are getting away with injecting steroids into their bodies. However, steroids do not seem to be as destructive as previously thought....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Race to the Hall of Fame for Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa - ... Steinberg adds that players who do not use steroids and decide to get in shape by eating right and exercising are not playing on a “level playing field” (Steinberg). Leigh comments that players who use steroids have an unfair advantage over baseball players who do not use them because steroids increase a player’s statistics substantially. Steinberg declares, “Sending players with proven steroid use into the Hall of Fame is simply not fair” (Steinberg). Leigh also looks into how it would affect young people if steroid users were allowed in the Hall of Fame....   [tags: baseball, record breaking, homerun] 1128 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Are not Worth The Risk - There is perhaps no area of life more black and white than the athletic arena. For every game, there is a winner and a loser. For every race, there is a first place finisher, and then there is everyone else. The difference between winning and losing is often a razor thin margin with mere microseconds separating first place immortality from second place obscurity. In this outcome driven, competitive world of sports, athletes are looking for an edge, any edge, to insure success. Sadly, many from junior high to professional athletes have bought in to the mirage of seemingly risk-free success offered by anabolic steroids and other all too easily acquired performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: athletic arena, loser, drugs]
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Steriods and Baseball - Athletes and Steroids Jose Canseco claims steroids can make an average athlete a super athlete, and make a super athlete incredible. With that statement said, it not only compels pro athletes to use steroids, but teenagers as well. In 2002, NIDA funded a study that asked teen athletes if they ever tried steroids. The study confirmed that 2.5% of 8th graders used it; about 3.5% of 10th graders; and 4% of 12th graders admitted using steroids. The percentage of teens using steroids is on the rise every year and I believe something needs to be done to prevent it from even getting higher....   [tags: essays research papers] 795 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports - It is NFL Sunday and you are ready to see some of your favorite athletes to go head to head on the grid iron. However, you notice something a little different your favorite athlete seems to be more aggressive and his body has changed substantially. That famous athlete that you know and adore was caught for taking performance enhancing drugs that was the reasoning for your unanswered questions about his odd transformations. Bigger, better, stronger each professional athlete tries to achieve that when they are preparing to compete in their sport, but there are some that get a little help to be better, bigger, and stronger....   [tags: athletes, nfl, illegal substance]
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The Use of Performance Drugs in Sports - ... But using performance drugs — aka, doping — isn't without risks. “Take the time to learn about the potential benefits, the health risks and the many unknowns regarding so-called performance drugs such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, human growth hormone, erythropoietin, diuretics, creating and stimulants you also may decide that the benefits aren't worth the risks.”(Mayo Clinic) Like once some people choose to use drugs to help their performance, other athletes have their freedom of choice infringed upon: if they want to succeed they have to take drugs too....   [tags: doping, athletes, zulu warriors] 1013 words
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Correlation between Synthetic Estrogen in Beef and Prematrue Menstruation in Girls - ... Even though cattle producers say there is no direct correlation between premature puberty and the beef we consume, individuals are finding high levels of synthetic estrogen in the edible beef. This may be the reason young girls are becoming “women” at age eight. The dangers of eating beef with steroid injections may be the cause a wide range of health problems in humans. Although using synthetic steroids is not a new concept, finding whether the drugs negatively affect humans is still being decided upon by scientists....   [tags: health concerns in humans] 800 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance enhancing drugs or PEDs have become all too prevalent in sports today. It seems like every time Sport’s Center or any sports program airs there is all something mentioned about PEDs. Some people say that they make the game more exciting and some say that it is cheating. Performance enhancing drugs have always tainted modern sports due to the types of steroids, athletes that use them, and widespread use. Performance enhancing drugs are drugs that do exactly what they sound like. They enhance people’s performances....   [tags: drug abuse, dna, sports] 1560 words
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