Steroids

WHAT IS IT?

Steroids is a synthetically produced versions of testosterone, the male hormone used to promote muscle growth, enhance athletic performance, and improve physical appearance.

STREET NAMES

Arnolds, Gear, Gym Candy, Juice, Pumpers, Roids, Stackers, Weight Gainers

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Injected intramuscularly
  • Gels, creams, transdermal patches
  • Tablets, sublingual-tablets and capsules

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Many effects depending on age, sex, the type, length of time used
  • In males: stunts growth, acne, shrinks testicles, enlarges breasts
  • In females: deepens voice, increases facial and body hair, acne, menstrual irregularities
  • Dramatic mood swings, impaired judgment, increased levels of aggression and hostility
  • Increased risk of heart disease, liver damage
  • Addiction

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drug/steroids

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