According to Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, this is what athletes are trying to get when they use these performance enhancements drugs.
But in today’s youth, it’s becoming more and more common.
A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids suggested that teen reports of performance enhancing drugs have more than doubled in the last year. Sponsored by the MetLife Foundation, the study reported that 11 percent of teens who were surveyed said they’d ever used steroids or synthetic human growth hormone without a prescription – a huge increase from the 5 percent in 2012.
Parents, it’s important for you to talk with your kids about the dangers of steroid use. Pressure on student athletes is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s fast pace sport world, so many think it’s what they have to do for a better success story in the end.
This is not the case. True champions don’t use drugs. Steroids don’t make you a super athlete.
To see the dangers and effects steroids can have on your teen, click on the infographic below.