Steroid Argumentative Essay

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Did you know that 42 percent of the all the MLB’s 40 home run seasons happened between 1996 to 2006 (Rymer)? That means out of the 114 year the MLB has been around almost half of the 40 home run seasons took place within an 11 season time span. This period of time took place in an era known as the steroid era, called so because a large amount of baseball players were suspected to be using steroids. Steroids are substances that are commonly used by athletes, in the past and the present. I agree steroids should be illegal and should be better regulated because they are bad for the body and competition, there is a laundry list of negative side effects, gives steroid users an unfair advantage over competition, and are widely used in athletics today. First and foremost steroids are performance enhancing…show more content…
Along with these side effects another notable effect of steroids is known as “roid rage”. “Steroid use and aggression” by Cherry Pedrick states, “In Anabolic Steroids and the Mind, Brian Corrigan divides the psychological changes that can occur as a result of anabolic steroid use into three groups, representing mild to severe changes that can occur on a continuum with larger doses or extended use. 1.Mood changes, euphoria, increased confidence, energy and self-esteem, enhanced motivation and enthusiasm, diminished fatigue, sleeplessness, ability to train through pain. Libido can increase or decrease. There can be irritability, anger, agitation, and a “strange edgy feeling. 2. Loss of inhibition and lack of judgement, mood swings, grandiose ideas. Users can become suspicious, quarrelsome, impulsive and more aggressive. 3.Violence, hostility, antisocial behavior.” Basically roid rage is mental and emotional changes in steroid users. As described in number 1 roid rage isn’t always
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