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Teens With Unhealthy Weight-Control Behavior Are More Likely to Abuse Drugs

December 2009
Highlights data on unhealthy eating behaviors, such as fasting or purging, and substance abuse problems among teens.

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Study Links Anabolic Steroids to Brain Changes in Adolescent Female Mice

October 2007
Reports on an animal study finding that links anabolic steroids to brain changes in adolescent female mice, changes that can potentially lead to steroid abuse.

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Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

October 2006
Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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Reality Videos Bring NIDA Scientists to Web Site for Teens

April 2010
Highlights new video clips on NIDA's Web site for teens that explore the dangers of drug abuse and that address questions from youth and their parents on the topic.

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Latest Information on MDMA/Ecstasy, Steroids, and HIV/AIDS Is Available on NIDA's Web Site

April 2007
Announces updates to research reports on MDMA/ecstasy and steroids and a new report on HIV/AIDS that provide the latest available information on drugs and drug-related topics.

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Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids May Damage the Heart and Arteries

November 2017
Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is associated with compromised heart pumping and atherosclerotic plaque. Clinicians should inquire about AAS use when young or middle-aged men present with left ventricular dysfunction or coronary artery disease.

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