By Ben Norfolk Posted March 3, 2010
Do you want a girlfriend who is bald and has a mustache, or a boyfriend who has severe back acne and bad breath?
These are some symptoms of steroid use and according to a 2007 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly four percent of high school students have used steroids.
Later in life steroid users may not be able to have children. If a person abuses steroids they also have a higher chance of having heart attacks and strokes.
According to NIAA Director Eddie Bonine, schools in Nevada can randomly test athletes for steroids and other drugs.
Some Professional athletes that have admitted or have been caught using steroids are Shawne Merriman, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, and Manny Ramirez. Most of these athletes are heroes of teens all over America. When teens see how muscular these athletes are and find out steroids were used to get this big they may also decide to take steroids.
Lyle Alzado, a former Raider defensive end, died of a brain tumor at age 43. He first started taking steroids when he was 20.
“If you’re on steroids or human growth hormone, stop. I should have,” said Alzado.