Steroids are widely known as a performance enhancing drug with many negative side effects. Typically, steroids are used by athletes to increase muscle mass and endurance. This clip from CBS News highlights the negative effects of steroids on both users and adolescents who idolize the athletes who use them.
In this video, Dr. Drew Stein explains how adolescents are being affected by steroid use. When young people look up to athletes who are using these kinds of drugs, they often follow in their footsteps. This can cause a variety of problems both physically and mentally. While there is no verifiable link between suicide among teenagers and steroid use, Dr. Stein says that the evidence strongly points toward a connection. He also warns parents of signs to look for if they suspect their teen may be using steroids.
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