It's important to understand the facts about steroids, their side effects, and what can drive kids to try them. Being aware of the kinds of pressures kids deal with in sports can help you make sure that your child isn't at risk.

Review Date: Monday, January 28, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Tips For Teens: The Truth About Steroids

Steroids are used to treat certain diseases, but some people use them to enhance muscle mass and athletic performance. This fact sheet focuses on teens and steroids, summarizing the side effects and risks associated with steroid use.

Review Date: Monday, January 28, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What Are Anabolic Steroids?

Ever wondered how those bulky weight lifters got so big? Learn about the effects of steroids, abuse and addiction.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

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