Steroids

Category: Antidepressant

Names: Andro, roids, juice

Usage: Orally, injected, applied to the skin

Duration: Long lasting chemical changes in the brain for hours

Immediate effects: Euphoria, increased energy, sexual arousal

Delayed effects: Mood swings, distractibility, forgetfulness & confusion

Overdose: Quick weight loss & muscle gain, extreme aggressive behavior or “Roid Rage,” severe skin rashes, impotence, withered testicles (in females, development of irreversible masculine traits)

Withdrawal: Mood swings, fatigue, restlessness, trembling, depression, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive & the desire to take more

Signs & Symptoms: Irritability & Aggression

Did you know? Abuse of steroids can cause

  • Severe acne, rashes, stunted growth
  • Sexual function problems
  • Women to take on masculine traits, develop hairiness
  • Behavioral changes, aggressiveness (“roid rages”)
  • Long-term effects, such as cholesterol increases, heart disease, liver tumors, cancer, cataracts and death