Drugs vs. Health


A coach tells an athlete to bulk up for a competition. Um...how? This can be a dangerous, even deadly, message. Athletes without the proper guidance and supervision may turn to steroids as a shortcut to proper training. Steroids can add muscle and reduce recovery time. But, do you know what else they can do?more


In our society, it seems like everyone is looking for an 'edge'. Everyone is too busy and no one has enough energy to keep going. Stimulant manufacturers capitalize on this mentality by marketing their products with promises of increased energy and alertness. While they have many legitimate medical uses, stimulants can also have devastating health effects when abused. Stimulants are prohibited in-competition.more


These are all naturally occuring substances in the body.more


Narcotics are most commonly used as street drugs. In sport, narcotics can be used to mask the pain of an injury so an athlete can continue to perform.more

Prohibited Methods

Some athletes do not stop at taking drugs to get an 'edge'. They will also use prohibited methods in the pursuit to get an unfair advantage over their competition. A few of these methods are explained here...more
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