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  →