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Steroids (Anabolic)

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Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of the male sex hormone testosterone. The proper term for these compounds is anabolic-androgenic steroids. "Anabolic" refers to muscle building, and "androgenic" refers to increased male sex characteristics. Some common names for anabolic steroids are Gear, Juice, Roids, and Stackers. Read the DrugFacts

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Steroids for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2016 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Steroids Lifetime 0.90 1.30 [1.60]
Past Year 0.50 0.70 [1.00]
Past Month 0.30 0.30 0.70

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NIDA. (). Steroids (Anabolic). Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/steroids-anabolic

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