Our First Steroid Abuse and Awareness Event is planned to be taking place on June 30, 2016 near the Hilton in Sacramento (click for reservations).
We decided to cohost this event along with some wonderful sponsors throughout the Central Valley to bring awareness to the community about the Dark Side of Steroid Abuse.
We’ll have some speakers come and talk about the dangers of steroid abuse, as well as some:
- ex professional athletes who destroyed their bodies and their health
- ex bodybuilders who have incredibly large stretch marks, and will share their stories and how the abuse negatively effected their lives
- University professors and PhD’s who have studied the negative effects of steroid abuse
- Law Enforcement Agents who are actively trying to enforce laws
- Lawmakers who are combating steroid abuse on a legislative level, internationally, nationally, in California and the state level, as well as locally and in schools
- Medical Doctors and Surgeons who have operated on people who abused roid’s and have personally seen the damage done
- Researchers with cutting edge information on new findings in the field of steroid abuse, brain damage, and liver damage
- Parents who have lost children to steroid abuse
- Personal Trainers who offer natural alternatives to steroids
- Performance Coaches who show you how to get the most out of your body without taking in illegal and unnecessary drugs
- Natural Supplement Companies who will explain how natural supplements can be even better than steroids
- Nutritionists who will be teaching on how to get the most out of your nutritional plans, which again can be better than the drugs
What: The Steroid Abuse Awareness Event
When: June 30, 2016
Who: The NDB Foundation exposing the Dark Side of Steroids, as well as the top speakers and educators in steroid abuse
For who: Anyone who wants to learn more about the negative effects of steroids on the human body
The Steroid Abuse Foundation
This non-profit was founded in 1986 after the epidemic was discovered that over 500,000 teens were abusing steroids. Based out of Houston Texas, they are glad to sponsor this wonderful event.
Tree Service Fresno
Tree Service Fresno is a local company based out of Fresno, California that is actively involved in sponsoring local causes, foundations and charities, and have been since their inception. A special thanks to this wonderful company who gives back so much to the community. Website: http://www.treeservicefresno.com
A local news station that covers all aspects of news, sports, and community affairs in the Valley. They are big time supporters of the Valley and actively involved in it’s enrichment. Website: http://www.Wtov9.com
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in attending.
Steroid drugs were created by scientists in 1930s as a synthetic form of testosterone. Their original function was to treat medical conditions in men whose bodies were unable to produce enough of this male hormone for normal growth and development. But soon, athletes began to use them for sports enhancements because they also have the ability to considerably improve strength and muscle mass, thus, enhancing overall athletic performance. However, in the past 20 years, the United States has created some of the strictest laws to prohibit the illegal use of steroids. Actually, all steroid use is illegal unless prescribed by a doctor to treat a documented medical condition. Personal use for performance enhancement can result in a felony charge. A maximum penalty of one year in prison and $1,000 fine can be imposed for simple possession.
The use of anabolic steroids has been linked to physical changes that take place rather quickly, surfacing after a few weeks, once steroids are introduced into the system:
- Unusually greasy hair or oily skin
- Small red or purplish acne, including breakouts on the shoulder or back
- Persistent bad breath
- Thinning hair and receding hair line
- Water retention in the face
- Dizziness, trembling, nausea
- Appetite shifts
- Sleep disturbances
- Shrinking of the testicles
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As we noted in a previous article, steroids are absolutely detrimental to your liver, especially if you’re developing (under 18/ 21/ 25). It also can be damaging to the brain, to your mental health and to behavior patterns.
Steroids and Brain: Can deteriorate faster
Studies are unclear as to how damaging your steroids are to your brain, but you can have an idea that its’ going to affect it negatively. You aren’t going to be able to process information as well as you possibly could because of the artificial things going into your body.
You see, the brain is the body’s computer. It houses a majority of the nervous system, and the brain controls everything. Once your brain gets screwed up, it’s difficult to reverse course. Studies have shown that brain cells cannot be regenerated once they are killed off, unlike other cells.
You have a fixed amount of brain cells.
And to destroy them means destroying your present, and your future.
Why you would want to mess up the delicate balance just to get a little bit strong is anyone’s guess.
Do you really want to have 1/2 a brain when you’re 50? Do you really want to be like a doctor we know who is only age 45, and can’t even think straight? He took steroids 30 years ago when he was 16 until age 20, and hes still screwed up from it.
Not only do steroids mess up your brain, but can actually cause a phenomenon known as roid rage (short for steroid induced rage fits or episodes). This is where you basically go crazy because your body is producing too much testosterone. You get really aggressive and can behave very irrationally. Wrestler Chris Benoit was thought to be going through roid rage when he killed his wife and child. At least part of the case was linked to steroid abuse.
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Steroid abuse has long term effects on your liver. There’s no doubt about it. Here’s a great review on the link between liver disease and steroid abuse.
Healthy Liver Vs Bad Liver
Included in the long list of side effects on the liver and other conditions/ diseases are:
• Increased blood pressure
• More aggressive behavior
• Inability to reproduce for men
• Period problems for women
• More mood swings
• Increased cholesterol levels
Knowing how bad it is for your liver and the rest of your body, you should be extremely hesitant to consume anabolic steroids because of it’s damaging effects – and know that you are destroying your long term health.
Your Liver: What it does and why you need it
The following is an expert definition of the liver and it’s functions:
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Every young athlete wants to perform better and reach the pro’s. It’s the pinnacle of our sports crazy culture- to become a pro. We look at our pro’s as role models and place them on a pedestal, immortalizing them so they can do no wrong.
Even when an athlete gets suspended for PED abuse, they’re usually back within the same season, and only switch up the drugs they got caught with, so the tests cant test for it any more.
Steroid abuse is a cultural problem that is not just a singular issue, but a complex one with many facets. But with all the glory and fame and riches that professional athletes have, their is a dark side to steroid abuse.
Steroid Abuse: Effects your Liver
Numerous studies show the long term negative effects of steroids on your liver. One of the most comprehensive articles out there detailing these facts is this article from Liver Tox. You need your liver for your long term health, and abusing steroids will damage it in the short term and long term. We wrote an extensive article on liver damage and steroid abuse, which you can read by clicking the previous link. It would be great to share with a friend if they are considering taking steroids.
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