Drug Testing is should be used in higher levels of sports to ensure the safety and health of these athletes is good at all times. The use and the abuse of steroids can do some serious damage on the bodies of those using them. These people who are using them are just hurting themselves in the long run. When people think of drug abuse in sports, they think it is only steroids being used by athletes. However, drug abuse in professional sports can be anything.
Use of steroids or blood enhancing drugs has been widespread among the athletes worldwide. Doping drugs is illegal but still some athletes use it to achieve their milestones. Honest and sportsmanship should be in every athlete and it should avoid them to use drugs. Sports officials should strictly ban or prohibit the use of blood boosting drugs. Drugs shouldn’t be used by any athlete.
When people use drugs they damage their brain and do not care because of the affects that the drugs have on them. They feel relaxed or wide awake or everything seems to be slower. Most addicts know what it does to them but continue to abuse them because the brain cannot function without it. Drugs have chemicals that react to natural hormones and other chemicals we already have in our brains. The drugs cause an overflow of neurotransmitters in the brain boosting certain moods caused by natural chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.
Why We Should Drug Test in Sports Many professional athletes of this day in age are accused of “doping,” which is the illegal use of steroids. Steroids are illegal substances that increase the effect that working out has on a person’s body, and they also have mental effects to the user. Theses substances are banned from all professional sports, but the leagues don’t always have mandatory drug tests, which allow athletes to get away with using drugs. All athletes should be drug tested at all levels of sports to prove they are obeying the laws, playing fair, and are not using banned performance-enhancing substances, without any exceptions to this rule. San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds finished the 2001 MLB season with 73 home runs, shattering Mark McGuire’s record (Porterfield, 6).
Throughout sports history, cheating has existed in every sport in some way, shape, or form, which has caused whatever sport it is to become damaged, sometimes permanently. There are many different ways to cheat in sports, such as fixing games, placing bets on teams, lying about your age, and the biggest one of them all, taking performance enhancing substances. Sports such as baseball, track and field, weightlifting, and cycling have all had major problems with performance enhancing substances in recent years. This has caused all of these sports to all face major criticism from fans and the media. Even athletes that are clean in sports such as Lance Armstrong, Usain Bolt, and Michael Phelps have all been faced with criticism, as these athletes are accused by some of taking these performance enhancing substances, even though none of them have ever tested positive for these substances, and also tell people that they would never put these drugs into their bodies.
Athletes are put under so much pressure to make the throw, make the catch, or score the point, that they forget why they play or even enjoy the sport. Some athletes allow the media to dictate who they are as a person. The media effects athletes in many ways and much of who an athlete is, is molded by the media: the things they worry about, the things they stress about, and how they react to things based on their mood’s. In today’s society, many athletes crumble under the high demands that the media places upon them. Many studies have been done and many players will tell you how anxiety has and can affect the mental and physical output an athlete is capable of.
In How Aggressive Narcissism Explains Lance Armstrong, published in the January 2013 issue of The Atlantic, Joseph Burgo argues that Lance Armstrong experience a challenge to his self-imagery as vicious attack. Lance Armstrong also ridiculed the masseuse Emma O’Reily for telling the truth about his doping. Lance Armstrong admitted having forbidden drugs, and psychologists think it’s a cause from his chaotic childhood. The narcissists wants to be a winner and not a loser. The only thing that matters to Armstrong is victory and he would do whatever to protect his self-image.
Drug testing in the Welfare system has been a big issue in the news lately. There are mixed reviews on both sides that think it is a good idea, but there are those that say it is unconstitutional and against people’s rights. If you need to be drug tested for employment, then why can’t you be drug tested to get on Welfare? Drug testing will reveal recipients who are wasting taxpayers' money on drugs. Connie from http://www.worldwidehippies.com/2011/11/20/drug-test-welfare-recipients-really-hmm/ personally feels that if she has to get drug tested to get a job, that will provide others with welfare benefits, then you should have to be tested to receive them.
Justice Daniel Composition 1- Mon. & Wed. Kristen Lacefield November 2, 2013 The Fear of Media Technology In “The Hunger Games” Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray illustrates the abuse of power and the misuse of technology. Technology was invented to make a lot of things in life easier, but in “The Hunger Games” technology made their lives much harder. The struggle for survival cause much anxieties and changes in each character. This film depicts how media can have an affect on ones reality perception, and how much of a strange anxiety one gets from technology.
Although it appears that steroids are helping the body, they are actually killing it. The excessive use of steroids cause arteries to plug up with fat, which can cause strokes and heart attacks. Steroids also attack the liver and weaken the immune system (Lardas). A schools main priority should be on the health of their students. Steroids are a big health issue and testing the athletes for steroids will force them to stop taking steroids.