“Athletes should be Tested for Drugs” DeVry University Summary/Reaction In the article titled “Athletes should be Tested for Drugs,” authors Lee, Deborah, Griswold and Ann. They argue that bans on use of illegal drugs in sports need to be enforced. The authors claims that the use of illegal drugs, in sports should not be justified and try to keeping the integrity of sports. People pay to view the games, but never would justify allowing athletes to break rules in obvious ways. Such as steroids, that improves athlete’s performance increasing 40 percent the chances of winning each games.
Steroids have always been known as a performance enhancing drug, and now WADA has had to increase testing because of anabolic steroids. This is a dangerous class of steroids, which pharmaceutical companies have created, and some are not traceable. The abusers may become addicted to the synthetic anabolic steroids just as easily as the true form of steroids. Synthetic steroids also model the negative effects such as, physical problems, social relations, nervousness, and irritability. The use of a steroid will build larger muscles, and reduce muscle damage that can occur during intense workouts.
There are a few cases where players will take the steroid with out anyone knowing. Those are normally the players who start to abuse it and start to become to stronger then the coaches want there players to be. Normally the players who abuse the drug are the one who break all the records and get all the credit for being the best at the game but it is only the steroids that are making the player better then everyone
Athletes believe legal muscle enhancers should be allowed because they are sold in everyday stores. Not only are they sold in legal places of business but the government permits them to be legal and able to use. Using steroids should be outlawed all together. Possessing legal muscle enhancers is something no one can get in trouble for. Some of baseball members, and there fans believe that using these muscle enhancers and steroids will ruin the game of baseball forever.
Some states in our country do test for anabolic steroids. It should be a mandatory issue to be able to test not just high school football players, but all student athletes around the country for steroids. Even in some cases schools are testing their athletes for marijuana and opiates. These drugs are not even performance enhancing drugs. Schools should save their money on those drug tests and actually test for something that is performance-enhancing and that is also hurting these young athletes.
This once again proved that steroids have a negative effect on the athlete's although they do improve the athlete's performance. Would you take something that was hurting and possibly killing your body just so that you could be the best in a specific sport? Some of the men that were involved in the study had to quit it because they were worried that the steroids were going to potentially ruin their bodies for the rest of their lives. That is evidence that anabolic steroids should remain illegal and can be used effectively in my argumentative
(About.com 1)The primary types of athletes who use steroids include weightlifters, football players, sprinters, cyclists, and baseball players. This is because these sports require a decent amount of strength to be competitive. Steroids do not improve agility, skill, or cardiovascular capacity, so it is uncommon to see marathon runners, golfers, billiard players, or croquet players use steroids. A lot people believe it is morally wrong to use these performance enhancing drugs for many
Steroids, Greatly Misunderstood It’s not your typical everyday conversation between you, friends, and family but when the subject of steroid use is brought up immediately everyone thinks of oversized muscle heads suffering from either “roid-rage“ or suicidal tendencies. In actuality these are extreme cases that get extra hype and publicity because of the few but intense incidents that the media focus their attention on. This skeptic view created by the news stations across our nation has tarnished the use of steroids and the benefits they bring with an image of drug dealers and deformed body builders. How dangerous are steroids? Anabolic steroids are essentially extremely safe and greatly beneficial for numerous health complications.
There are five types of ‘doping classes’ (banned drugs): Taking anabolic-androgenic steroids to enhance athletic performance, besides being prohibited by most sports organizations, is illegal. In the past 20 years, more effective law enforcement in the United States has pushed much of the illegal steroid industry into the black market. This poses additional health risks because the drugs are made in other countries. Stress: Many people have the misconception that when an athlete is in competition it can build up stress which can cause a negative effect on their performance. This is not always true as it may cause negative anxiety in one performer and positive excitement in another.
They recently passed a law that makes it illegal to possess anabolic steroids. This piece of legislation is aimed at gyms, where the rampant use of PED’s has led to many deaths (“Drugs in Sports” 18). While this legislation maybe somewhat limited in its scope, it is a step in the right direction. Parliament in Britain has been paying close attention to this issue and may be close to passing similar legislation. As in most things, this sort of following the leader is probably what is going to open the floodgates on regulating steroid and doping use.