Anabolic Steroids Summary

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Thesis: Anabolic Steroids are powerful drugs that help the body gain mass, but also hurts the body with drastic side effects.

I. Basic Information
A. Anabolic Steroids Aid Body Growth
B. Have Drastic Side Effects

II. Side Effects of Steroids
A. Ways to tell somebody may be using steroids
B. Side effects of Steroids in Males
C. Side effects of Steroids in Females

III. Different Types of Anabolic Steroids
A. Oral Anabolic Steroids
B. Intravenous Anabolic Steroids

IV. Teen Usage
A. How teens obtain Anabolic Steroids
B. Why teens use Anabolic Steroids
1. Male Teen Usage
2. Female Teen Usage
C. Statistics of Usage by Age
D. Slang Terms for Steroids

VI. Are they Illegal
A. Countries in which Anabolic Steroids are
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The first known reference to Anabolic Steroids in a United States weightlifting magazine was in a letter to the editor of the magazine Strength and Health. In the 1950s, scientists of the Food and Drug Administration approved the steroid called methandrostelone in the United States. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabolic_Steroids)
In the 1990s counterfeit drugs became easier to detect using new technology. In 1991, the U.S. Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act that prohibits the use and sale of anabolic steroids defined as any drug or hormonal substance chemically or pharmeceutically related to testosterone that promotes muscle growth. Most illicit anabolic steroids are sold at competitions, at gyms, or on the internet, and those substances are usually smuggled into the United States. On January 20, 2005 controlled substance act went into effect. This law made possession of anabolic steroids a federal crime. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabolic_Steroids)
People in general use steroids in order gain a competitive edge over athletes, self-confidence, and to get money or other financial gains. "Anabolic Steroids are used by track and field athletes, weight lifters, body builders, shot putters, cyclists, professional baseball players, professional wrestlers, police officers, and others who have a physical advantage, perhaps from a more fortunate natural endowment of endogenous steroids or from steroid use as well."

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