We have all heard of famous athletes having their career and life jeopardized because of taking steroids. Still, some of them do not stop and others keep on taking them. What is so addicting about steroids that make athletes risk their whole career or life for? It just does not make any sense, does it? To tell the truth, steroids just like pretty much everything else in this world, have pros and cons to it.
However, drug abuse in professional sports can be anything. Things such as marijuana, alcohol, Human growth hormones, amphetamines, prescription drugs and other performance enhancers are just some of the drugs that are found in a drug test. "Performance enhancers, like steroids and other forms of doping, have a negative effect on long-term health. For then users of these enhancers are hurting themselves in the long run without on the average improving their short-term rewards from athletic competition, as long as competitors also use harmful enhancers. This is the main rationale for trying to ban steroids and other forms of doping from athletic competitions."
Steroids are abused, often by athletes, to enhance athletic performance and to improve physical appearance” (“Steroids fast facts” 1). In sports, using any type of strength enhancer is illegal. But the controversy mainly encircles the steroid using athlete’s, and where they might stand in the Hall of Fame. If it is stated that using steroids in sports is unfair, then the reality of sports has not been seen. Generally stating, sports is unfair and it always has been.
Research has shown that these steroids can harm kids who are developing. Some of the negative side effects begin to show up in later years. One of the main reasons they are so controversial is because steroids are also illegal. Therefore the question that arises as steroid use increases is “Should anabolic steroids be legalized?” Discussion In this whole anabolic steroids issue, lots of people are involved. There are a number of parties that are all affected by this issue.
If the players don’t perform well; coaches will look at other players to help the team win. On the other hand, an owner wants the athletes to do well because more fans will come to see the game, and that would mean more revenue for his team. Athletes are pressured by each other because they compete for the same lifestyle. Athletes also know that winning and performing well will lead to better
Two things I learned from reading this article were that the penalties for steroid use can include a very high fine as well as imprisonment. The other thing I learned was that andro is legal in baseball but not in the NFL or NCAA. By comparing what I already knew with what I learned about steroids, I realized you can get in trouble in many aspects of your life more severely than I
Marijuana is addictive and harmful to the health of anyone who smokes it. It is a drug that is easily abused and the potential benefits of taxing and regulating it are overstated. Marijuana’s main active chemical is THC. Marijuana can be taken in three ways, by eating, made into a tea, or smoking which is the most popular. Different people will get different results when smoking marijuana.
Although heroin is even more effective as a painkiller than morphine and codeine, it is so highly addictive that its use is illegal. Heroin can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the preference of the user and the purity of the drug. Heroin can be injected into a vein or a muscle, smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled and smoked through a straw, known as "chasing the dragon," or snorted as powder. The most feared drug by many, yet for others its powerful "high" offers the most dramatic way of escaping the realities of everyday life. It is the drug that immediately comes to mind when people talk about substance dependence.
The use of methamphetamine is associated with long-term biochemical and structural effects on the brain and significantly changes how the brain functions. The excessive production of dopamine causes neuropathological changes in the brain and has a neurotoxic effect on the brain cells that store dopamine and serotonin. These changes include decreases in the levels of dopamine transporters as well as decreases in the density of serotonin transporters in various parts of the brain. Studies have demonstrated that daily use of methamphetamine results in increased cell death in the brain, which would have a negative effect on prefrontal cortex functioning. Changes in the activity of the dopamine system are associated with reduced motor skills and impaired verbal learning.
Alcohol versus Marijuana By: Will Davis Alcohol versus marijuana; which one is worst? Both are a drug that is used significantly today. One causes violent crimes and even death, and the other doesn’t. There are health risks, and against the law to have. Why are the things the way it is now with alcohol and marijuana?