Steroid Use in Sports Culture
I. Introduction to Steroids
A. What are Steroids?
B. Brief History of Steroids.
II. Benefits of Steroid Usage.
A. Vast Array of Users
B. Physical Improvements.
C. Steroid Myths.
III. Adverse Effects Of Steroid Use.
A. Risks for Both Sexes.
B. Risks for Men.
C. Risks for Women.
IV. Steroids in Professional Sports & College Athletics.
A. Why Steroids are Used.
B. Testing for Steroid Usage.
C. The Integrity of the Game.
D. Death in Professional Sports Attributed to Steroid Use
V. Steroid Use by Adolescents.
A. The "Hero Factor"
B. Peer Pressure
C. Steroid Use Percentages.
D. Special Risks for Adolescents.
A. What Can be Done to Positively Change Societies Views of Steroid Use .
1. Stricter Professional Policies.
2. Parental & Educational Institutions Influences
3. NIDA (ATLAS & ATHENA)
A. If you could take a pill that would make you instantly successful in any aspect of life, but shortened your life span by fifteen years, would you take it?
B. Do you feel that random drug testing in high school athletics would be beneficial?
I. What are steroids?
A. Steroids are drugs that improve your performance and strength in athletics.
B. Also reffered to as "doping"
II. What are the harms?
A. The steroids have a physical and emotional effect on players
B. It harms the reputation of the game
III. What are its effects
A. Male- Reduced semin level, smaller testicles, and infidelity
B. Female- Unable to have children, growth of facial hair, and deepened voices
IV. What are other names for Steroids
A. Anabolic- Androgenics
V. What are the effects on the brain?
A. Steroids effect certain regions including the hypothalamus and limbic system
B. They effect the brain so drastically that person's attitudes change
VI. What are people doing to rid the problem?
A. If a person is truly addicted to the drug...