Steroid Abuse Directory
Anabolic steroids are a synthetic form of male hormones that normally treat growth problems and delayed puberty in boys and some other medical conditions. Testosterone is a main type of anabolic steroid. Men and women sometimes abuse these steroids in an attempt to build muscle and improve athletic performance. Anabolic steroids can have very dangerous side effects in both men and women, leading to decreased bone growth, increase in cholesterol, hair loss, decreased genital size, and more. Treatments for steroid abuse include rehab, hospital treatment if necessary, and counseling. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about steroid abuse, reasons people abuse steroids, treatments, and much more.
WebMD gives a detailed look at anabolic steroids, including common street names and how they are used.
WebMD explains blood doping -- an illicit method of boosting athletic performance that's especially used by cyclists -- including tests used to detect doping.
HGH (Human Growth Hormone): Uses and Side Effects
WebMD explains the uses, risks, and side effects of human growth hormone.
Chris Benoit: Was Roid Rage to Blame?
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit reportedly had anabolic steroids in his house. Was "roid rage" to blame for the murder-suicide surrounding Benoit and his family? Get expert answers here.
Steroid Use: Hitting Closer to Home
It's hard to miss: Performance-enhancing drug use in America is out of control.
Steroid Doping: Questions and Answers
In the controversy over whether Tour de France winner Floyd Landis used steroids, fans watching from the sidelines have been left a bit confused by all the talk of testosterone ratios and what might affect them. WebMD went in search of some of the answers.