Steroids are one of the most known drugs used in the world of sports, but it is very harmful to others and the person taking it. A drug like this could become very dangerous by inducing “Roid Rage” which can be very dangerous. But that is not the only problem with drugs being in the world of sports. These sportsmen are highly looked upon. These men are role models who little kids often try to be, but when these kids grow up and start to realize they are going to think that doing drugs to enhance their game is a good thing.
Should the use of performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports? In this essay I will be writing about the usage of performance enhancing drugs and whether they should or should not be allowed to take in sports. I will be mentioning my views on this question, the local and global perspective, as well as the impact that performance enhancing drugs will have on the world of sport and the world in general. Sports is a massive and worldwide industry. From the very start doping/taking drugs in professional sports has been considered illegal and this rule has been heavily enforced by different organizations, authorities, officials, etc, such as WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).
Examples of health issues are increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, heightened sex characteristics (such as increased facial and body hair & deeper voice in women; baldness and impotence in men), liver damage and so many more. The effects of anabolic steroids can destroy the body and affect the mind by causing harm to it. Anabolic steroids are also known for affecting one’s behaviour as they often make individuals more violent as they are easily annoyed. This behaviour could lead to criminal acts such as fighting, burglary, and vandalism (Abuse, N. I. (2006).
There’s a lot in sports when your in competition it’s all about who’s the strongest or has the most endurance in most sports. On the other hand “Both men and women might experience severe acne, high blood pressure, aggressive behaviors, rage or violence, Infections or diseases such as HIV or hepatitis” as stated by the Mayo Clinic Staff. All the muscle won’t mean anything if your battling for your life later not able to play the sport you like or love. The local issue of the drug steroids in sports mainly starts in colleges. The Global issue start when you get to the Pro’s.
B. Drugs become the number one priority of the user, and the other priorities are neglected. C. Addiction compared to other behaviors has a intense motivational drive to get the drug. 1. Many factors influence drug addiction, such as personality, characteristics, peer pressure, and psychological stress.
Picture this every athlete in sports using drugs no one depends on skill anymore everyone depends on performance enhancing drugs like adrenaline and steroids. Many athletes today use drugs to enhance their skills in all sports. This is a problem because some athletes use their own skills and are getting beaten by athletes who use drugs.Performance enhancement drugs create an unfair advantage over those athletes who choose to rely on their own skill. Banning drugs in sports can make a difference in the athlete 's health Drugs like steroids could decrease the user 's lifespan Performance enhancers, like steroids and other forms of doping have a negative effect on long term health ¨Gary Becker, PhD Professor in the Departments
One reason why doping should be illegal in all professional sports is that it has negative health effects. “Doping in Sports Pros and Cons” by Health Research Funding said, “Over many years of constantly taking drugs a person can experience diminished athletic performance” (“Doping in Sports Pros and Cons”). Not only does
Cocaine is a very dangerous drug and it is illegal for a reason. When cocaine is used repetitively, the brain becomes highly addicted to the substance causing the brain’s chemical balance to change. Since the high from cocaine only lasts about ten to fifteen minutes, people will go on a “binge pattern” to keep the high going. This repeated use of the drug will change the chemical balance in the brain, causing the brain to build up a tolerance to the substance. This tolerance to the substance can cause the user to experience less pleasure from everyday activities (P.(n.h.)).
Compulsive exercising is basically ‘too much of a good thing’ and it can lead to people (teenagers more specifically) to develop eating disorders. Symptoms of compulsive exercise are: • High heart rate at rest • Insomnia • Lethargy and fatigue • Physical performance decline 6. How to deal with a teenager who has compulsive exercise disorder Exercise releases endorphin which creates an endorphin rush which, while has some benefits, can lead to some people becoming addicted to exercising. Many teenagers over exercise to help them lose weight or to train for sports. Athletes that are competitive tend to push themselves and over do exercise to improve their performance which can lead to injuries.
Outcomes 4.1 Identification of the problem Issue identified: Drug addiction among youth in Sri Lanka 4.2 The main Causes for road traffic injuries 4.2.1 Causes influencing exposure to drugs — Peer pressure at school and out of school — Misinformation provided by other teenagers and peers claiming to be “experts” — Popular media, 47% of teens claim that movies and TV shows influence them to consume drugs. — Replicating the behavior of parents who consume illicit drugs. — Curiosity is a powerful motivator to encourage youth to try such substances. . 4.2.2 Causes influencing continued usage — Addiction caused by intrinsic substances in drugs — Boredom that leads to teenagers engaging in drug use to pass time — Youth with a lot of emotional pain may turn to illicit drugs as a means of self-medication — Ignorance of the negative impact of drug use — Peers that offer drugs at cheap rates so as to get the individual “hooked” — Being able to afford drugs as a result of excessive pocket money — To have fun — To look and feel like an adult — Unsupervised access from various sources — Behavioral problems combined with poor