Should athletes be allowed to take drugs to enhance their performance, providing the drugs do no long- term damage to their bodies. Athletes are willing to pay a heavy price to achieve their ultimate goal in their chosen sport. They put in a lot of time, dedication, and practice to be the best in their field. Many modern day athletes are seen as celebrities as they reach the peak of their sporting career, but if they use performance enhancing drugs to get to this level it is frowned upon by society. This essay examines performance enhancing drugs and should they be allowed in sports.
To tell the truth, steroids just like pretty much everything else in this world, have pros and cons to it. To some athletes the pros outweigh the cons so they take steroids. For others it is the opposite. I am one of the others, I believe the cons outweigh the pros and athletes should not use steroids. People have heard of steroids and some of them know what they are or have a clue to what they are, but some just have no idea.
Now performance-enhancing drugs are being used more then ever by athletes to improve their athletic abilities. Athletes also use steroids because they want to be the best in the sport that they participate in. Even non-athletes are using steroids because they want to gain more muscle without doing all the work. The use of steroids is cheating. Through looking at the effects of performance-enhancing drugs, the unfair advantage they give a player, and the affects they cause others and sports they should be banned completely from the world of athletics.
Casual Argument Comp. II February 25, 2012 Legalizing Steroids In life people want quick results no matter what they are doing. One of the most frustrating things is spending so much time on something and not getting the results you want. Steroids are a supplement that raises the testosterone levels in a person’s body and in result builds muscle quickly. People will get quick results when using properly.
Many people do not think about these things. You should not be allowed to use any type of drugs as an athlete unless they are prescribed to you. Illegal drugs can affect the way you play and can screw you emotions and hormones. Drug test should be mandatory for every sport and team. 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 key distinction between mind expanding drugs and mind constricting drugs should be based off how it affects intellectual stimulation and growth. Mind expanding drugs should widen the range knowledge and perception as well educate the user in the ‘expansion’ of his/her mind. Mind constricting drugs on the other hand prevent the user from learning. The general belief that the use of drugs (expanding or constricting) except in the case of medical need is ethically unacceptable is ignorant and cowardly. The prevention of mind constricting drugs is in fact correct and must be enforced to maintain liberty for people.
Anabolic steroids were initially prescribed by doctors for medicinal use. Anabolic-Androgenic steroids, especially in the form of testosterone, were given to males with abnormal hormone levels or to induce puberty. Steroids may also be prescribed to help with bone growth and development and the loss of appetite. But as with all good things, moderation must be strictly enforced. One of the major
The use of steroids is to try and gain an athletic edge. Steroids can cause a person to get bigger, stronger and faster but they will not give you skill or agility and technique. Many athletes abuse these drugs in order to boost their athletic performance but they may be doing so at a cost. Not only will the athlete be suspended or kicked out of their sport if they get caught, they also may be putting themselves at a serious health risk.
A narcotic is an addictive drug that reduces pain, induces sleep and may alter mood or behaviour. In medicine, an analgesic narcotic means opioid, which refers to all natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic substances that act pharmacologically like morphine, the primary constituent of natural opium. The opioids are classified on the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) list of prohibited substances and methods as narcotics. In order to train for longer or even when injured, athletes may takes substances such as narcotics which help to numb any pain that they are experiencing. Examples of banned narcotics include morphine, heroin, the heroin substitute methadone and the pain killer codeine.
‘Should Performance Enhancing Drugs be legalised in sport’? This is major issue in today’s world of sport. Performance Enhancing Drugs have become major issues nowadays in world sports. Some people think that Performance Enhancing Drugs should be legalised because it was proven that drugs step up the level of sport and the catch will be their health, it will cause a bad effect on their health such as disrupting the production of hormones in the body, cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes. Other says that Performance Enhancing Drugs should not be legalised in sport because they takes away the true origin and value of sport.