Steroid use during childhood or adolescence, resulting in artificially high sex hormone levels, can signal the bones to stop growing earlier than they normally would, leading to short stature. Other drugs may also cause severe muscle cramping and overall muscle weakness.
Drugs that can affect the musculoskeletal system:
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NIDA (2017). Health Consequences of Drug Misuse. Retrieved , from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/health-consequences-drug-misuse