Research Paper on Substance Abuse Signe Jorgenson 3/24/10 Juicing – Essay on Substance Abuse The history of competitive sports is realistically the history of drugs in competitive sports. ¬†The demands of a sport and the physical and mental abuse the body takes makes anabolic drugs very effective to improve the body image, sport performance, physical function, and body size of the athlete. ¬†Furthermore, anabolic drugs do work to increase performance and are viewed as a short cut to achieve the goals that would require much more time, work, dedication, and preparation for the athlete and coach (Hoffman). A wide range of substances have been used by athletes to improve their performance since the Ancient Olympics. ¬†Athletes have been driven to  →