Testosterone use has been around since the 1930’s. It was not until 1974 that the committee was able to ban the use of anabolic steroids. This substance is used to increase muscles, decrease fat, and enhance physical performance and appearance at a much quicker pace. However, anabolic steroids can not only become addicting, they may also lead to fatal side effects that may lead you into your own deathbed.
According to Mario J. Vasallo and Tracy W. Olrish “For 37 of the 39 men, the AAS use period was perceived as very positive.” Several baseball and football athletes and other participants felt that the anabolic steroid was an enormous benefit for them. The article states “benefits were derived as a result of having increased strength and mental focus.” In addition, these participants spoke of the self-confidence they received from the drug usage. All of the men felt a psychological addiction. The desire to continue doing it became unbearable, making them do it continuously. When one of the participants stopped using it he said “ I would do the ‘roids again because I needed that invincible feeling back.” Not all participants experienced side effects. However, their main dilemma was the addiction that they were all being lured to without even noticing.
Steroids have gotten more popular over the years and the high demand for it has made it fairly easy to have access to it. Today, in most gyms around the country it is very simple to find a provider of AAS even though it is illegal. According to statistics, more people have started to use AAS than ever and even at a younger age than ever.
Although there isn’t specifically a link to addiction per say people who use AAS once tend to keep using. This may well be a psychological effect caused by the results obtained after using AAS. According to an article by Mario J. Vasallo and Tracy W. Olrish: “the physical benefits may be secondary to the psychological benefits accrued during a cycle of use”. Such a strong...