Most athletes will know the risk they are taking by using these substances and their chances of getting caught and kicked out of the sport but they will still be using them. For example, Chafets states, “Like it or not, chemical enhancement is here to stay. And it is as much a part of the national game as $5.50 hot dogs, free agency, and Tommy John elbow surgery”(7). Chafets means that steroids will not go away and will always be used by athletes that will want to perform better. We should accept the steroid use since it will not go away, it will still be used, but just
Steroid abuse is an issue for high schoolers trying to get ahead. Though many realize these things are issues, people cling to the supposed character building sports provide, and the glorified stories of a lucky few. Bissinger feels that high school athletics will continue to devolve and ruin all of their positive
“Drugs are chemical substances which, by interaction with biological targets can alter the biochemical systems of the body.” (Mottram) This can cause many things in an athlete’s body to happen. On the cardiac muscles, if using, drugs can increase the force and rate of a heartbeat. Using steroids can cause a lot of mood swings from this. Steroids are not always bad, they have helped us in the medical world as long as they 're not being abused.
The Athletic Code lays out rules for athletes and discipline for breaking those rules. Recently the Athletic Code also began to apply to students in other extracurricular activities. The Athletic Code dictates that coaches/advisors handle discipline for minor infractions, but infractions for violating the substance abuse rules are spelled out. The consequences for violating the substance abuse policy the first time includes a meeting with the athlete/participant, coach/advisor, administration, and parents; suspension; and and five meetings with the school’s substance abuse counselor (Medomak Valley Athletic Code, p. 4). The second offence leads to similar consequences, but with a longer suspension (Medomak Valley Athletic Code, pp. 4-5).
The society we can create programs that educate young and/or old athletes about the health risk and the effects of morals of taking these substances. In Illinois High School Association (IHSA), “any student who participates in an IHSA-sponsored or sanctioned athletic event is subject to substance testing.” In Illinois High Schools, their class, sports medicine goes in depth into the effects and laws, including consequences, of using performance-enhancing drugs. The Taylor Hooton Foundation talks to different types of people, not just athletes, to inform about manufacturing standards, and potential dangers of steroids including body in age and self-esteem issues. They bring in athletes who have used these substances, got caught, and how it affected their lives and
Dr. LIncoln Allison argues that in truth, steroids are not really “cheating”, they are just a way to bring out the full ability from a player. “A sportsman or woman who seeks an advantage from drugs just moves up to the level appropriate to his or her underlying ability”(107). She suggests that we deal with other, much greater problems, before worrying about teroid issue, ”In general, the risk to health from performance-enhancing drugs is considerably less than that from tobacco or alcohol, and we ought not to apply paternalistic moral assumptions to sport that we are not prepared to apply to the rest of
Playing sports in high school is a privilege. Using drugs is a violation of the athletic program that all students should follow. Students should be tested for all drugs in there system at any time. If they want to illegally make themselves better then that is their choice to make, and if they wish to ruin their
Rose was banned for betting on the game of baseball, which is prevalent in America. However, players who continue to abuse steroids are given opportunity after opportunity to clean up their acts, but some of the athletes end back in the same situation as they were before. The suspensions increase as the number of offenses increases, but after a while Bud Selig should possible consider banning players due to them continue to taint the game. According to Michael Shermer, “Athletes have a huge incentive to dope.” In Shermer’s article, he discusses the small chance that athletes have of getting caught with using steroids.
Every year the size of players ascends and these abusers continue to get away with little to no punishment. Highly sought after high school recruits turn to these to put on size before their first season of college football and collegiate players use them to prep for their possible future in the NFL. Due to the lack of testing, the upside for student-athletes to juice has almost become greater than the latter. Particularly in high school, the chance of a player actually getting busted does not deter them from cheating and trying to pack on excessive amounts of muscle. Every year parents lose kids that have thought they needed steroids to get bigger or improve their image.
Steroids can cause many health issues, “including “steroid rage,” the development of male characteristics in female athletes, heart attacks, and greatly reduced life expectancy (The Database Book. 2009).” Steroids could also ban you from playing ever again. The first time a player is tested positive they are put on an eighty game suspension, second positive test will put the player on a 162 game suspension, which is the whole season including postseason, and a third positive test will ban the player from Major League Baseball for life. Steroids also give the player an unfair advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. “The sport badly needs to restore the public’s confidence in the purity of competition.
She found that Olympic athletes, in general, believed that most successful athletes were using banned substances.¨ There will be no reason to play the sport anymore if people cheat.thomas ¨H. Murray, PhD, President of the Hastings Center, in the chapter¨ "Sports Enhancement" ¨published in the 2008-2009 From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center
PEDs can cause aggression and other mood changes as well as more serious disorders like depression 4. PEDs are unhealthy for the body and the mind. Steroids and other PEDs don’t increase dopamine in the brain like other drugs; dopamine produces the “high” feeling. But they can become addictive and people that use them will continue to do so despite physical problems and negative effects on social relationships 5.
Student Athletes Being Tested for Drugs What would you do if your child or children were snorting heroin and/or grinding up adderall and snorting that? Would you get them tested for drugs? Hispanic boys and colored girls have seen the biggest jump in drug use. They are not only using alcohol or marijuana, but they are also snorting heroin and grinding adderall and snorting that as well. Adderall is a medication that is used to treat attention deficit disorders.
Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Allowed in Professional Sports Performance enhancement drugs used by professional athletes who strive, or want to separate themselves from mediocrity and desire super stardom these athletes should not be penalized. Furthermore, athletes who are willing to take the journey down the path of using foreign substance on their bodies they should be allowed. Therefore professional athletes, functioning on their own recognizance, they have the monetary means, and it’s their body which is their own property. Consequently no athlete, or professional organization sets out to finish second or doesn’t attempt to win the highest honors in their respective sport. The athlete hands should not be tied because others haven’t