America’s love story. FOOTBALL. One group of young people we often don’t think to discuss when talking about drug use among our youth is our young football players, and up and coming athletes both male and female. Young people who are connected closely to their peers and their lives through activities are NOT usually the group of teens that pop in our minds when we think about teen drug use.
Sports stars, popular football players, soccer studs, and all around good athletes are often popular, sought after and well liked among their peers. They do not have the shared struggle that so many young people who struggle with chaotic substance use and problematic drug using behavior. They are known for partying, drinking too much sometimes and experimenting but mostly their strong connections and dedication to their sports team etc. keep them from traveling the dark and desperate path that people like myself know well.
They are not lost –disconnected—disenchanted, rather they are struggling down the path of adolescence, learning about relationships and trying to build connections for the first time with people they are attracted to.
Here is the scenario, you are a 13 year old young man who is pretty good at sports, you have made the football team and you very much want to play, but you have not hit your growth spurt yet, in fact you have no hair, you still look like a boy, no matter how much you work out —you have an older brother, all the girls love him. He is ALL MAN. When he was your age he had already grown past 6 feet. This young man wonders what is wrong with him, kids sometimes joke with him, his brother talks shit to him and calls him degrading names. He has girlfriends but they only come around to flirt with his brother. What he would do to have one of those girls look at him like that.
Then you see an add like the one below, pictures of sexy bodies…..and well its not hard to see why someone might give it a try!
This is not a discussion about the problems with steroids, rather just some information about how to stay safe if you have gone down this path. There is probably a lot of information you
You can order a Steroid cycle kit from USU and get information about the dangers of supplements. This is a new area that we will be researching and providing regular information about. We will try and update this page regularly and provide the most up to date research about harm reduction and steroids….
This steroid cycle kit, has green needles for drawing up, and long blue needles for injecting.
The steroid pack has enough equipment for 1, 2, or 3 cycles depending on the drug injected (see below).
The box contents are:
- 1 x unlabelled white box
- 42 x 2.5ml syringes
- 42 x long blue (30mm / 1¼ inch) needles
- 42 x green (40mm / 1.5 inch) needles for drawing up
- 100 x injection site cleaning swabs
- 1 x information leaflet.
Everything you need sorted, in one simple order. All packed in a discreet box, that will be dispatched in an opaque plastic wrap, with a simple untraceable address label.
This is a 1 cycle pack for those steroids that are sometimes injected every other day including:
- Drostanolone Propionate (Masteron)
- Stanozolol (Winstrol also known as: ‘Winnie’)
- Testosterone Propionate (also known as: ‘Test Prop’)
- Trenbolone Acetate (Finaject also known as: ‘Tren Ace’)
It is a 2 or 3 cycle pack for those steroids which are injected every 4 to 7 days such as:
- Boldenone Undecanoate (Equipoise / also known as EQ)
- Methenolone Enanthate (Primobolan / also known as Primo)
- Nandrolone Decanate Durabolin (also known as Deca)
- Sustanon (Sustanon 250 also known as Sus or Sus 250)
- Testosterone Cypionate (also known as Test Cyp); and
- Testosterone Enanthate (also known as E).
Excerpt from YOUTH RISE about Steroids
- Other names include Abolic, anadrol, arnolds, bolasterone, dihydrolone, equipose, gym candy, juice, methyl testosterone, proviron, pumpers, stackers, therobolin, weight trainers and winstrol V
- Anabolic steroids are a group of hormones, which occur in the body naturally. However to increase such hormones synthetic drugs derived from testosterone can now increase muscle mass, strength and athletic performance. Anabolic steroids are currently a Class C drug, which can only be prescribed by doctors and pharmacists legally.
- Unlike other substances, anabolic do not fulfil recreational purpose or cause psychological wellbeing, but are directly related to the desire to increase muscle mass, either to increase the chances of success in sporting or mere narcissism.
- Administration can be through pill form or liquid for intravenous use.
Problems that can arise:
- Short term issues are increased cholesterol, hypertension for fluid rentention, Gynecomastia (increased mammary glands) and hoarseness. It is important for women who are using anabolic steroids to remain cautious as increased blood sugar levels can lead to menstral cycle disorders
- Overdose Symptoms of anabolic steroids include anxiety, trembling muscles and can lead to liver damage.
- Long term problems in men which can arise are decreased sperm count, prostatic cancer and decreased or atrophy of the testes. Other symtoms include, liver disorders, baldness, abnormal libido, infertility, aggressiveness and violence. As well as these physical symptoms, psychological addiction can occur in the long run.
Harm Reduction Tips:
- It is advisable not to mix anabolic steroids with alcohol or cocaine, as these exacerbate aggressiveness, plus enhance the potential of heart problems.
- We suggest avoiding tranquilizers to reduce anxiety and aggression, as this interaction can be deadly.
- Avoid diuretics intake, a very usual practice, however can cause loss of potassium and sodium, which can increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.
- No direct interaction with the marijuana, painkillers and antidepressants.
- Avoid during pregnancy and lactation as steroids can cause masculinisation of the female organs of the foetus.
- If possible, avoid buying anabolic on the black market or online, since in most cases it is counterfeit drugs.
- The route of administration of anabolic may be oral or intramuscular. If injecting, use sterilized equipment and do not share syringes with others, to prevent the spread of diseases like HIV / AIDS and Hepatitis B.
- Never exceed the recommended maximum dose for each anabolic steroid. The recommended minimum dose is sufficient to achieve the desired effects.
- If side effect systems arise it is advised to stop using anabolic and continue with the normal routine of exercise and proper nutrition to achieve the objectives.
- Consult a specialist for anabolic cycles controlled consumption. The cycles will vary depending on the anabolic supplied and the goal of each person. It is recommended to discontinue the use of anabolic every few weeks to reduce injuries. Within weeks of leaving anabolic begins to regulate the body’s metabolism. For example, lowers blood pressure and heart rate to normal.
- Anabolic be discontinued gradually. If abruptly cut it can lead to severe depression, psychosis and suicidal depression. This also prevents withdrawal symptoms such as changes in mood, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, and decreased sex drive.