Steroids

Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar in nature and functionality to the male hormone testosterone. They are mainly used for the treatment of growth problems or delayed puberty as well as other conditions where the body is producing low testosterone on its own. Steroids increase the growth process in muscles and bones. Anabolic steroids were developed in the 1930s to treat the problem of insufficient testosterone growth in males.

Steroid Abuse

Steroids are available in the form of pill, gel, cream and injection. Most anabolic steroids that are legal in the U.S require a prescription. IntoTreatment understands that these steroids can help increase body muscles and growth, but unfortunately has led many people to steroid abuse, especially professional athletes looking to increase their physical strength quickly and get ahead of their competition. People abusing steroids mostly get them from illegal means from sources that smuggle illegal steroids from countries that do not require a prescription for these substances.

Steroids

Commonly Used Anabolic Steroids

The following list includes the most commonly used anabolic steroids taken today:

  • Oxandrin: Oxandrin is a legal, prescription only anabolic steroid mainly used for the promoting weight gain. First approved by the FDA in 1964, Oxandrin has been classified as Schedule III by the CSA, which means it has a moderate potential of being abused.
  • Oxandrolone: Oxandrolone is the generic name for the anabolic steroid used to increase muscle mass and promote weight gain. It is a prescription-only steroid available in the US with brand name Oxandrin.
  • Oxymetholone (Anadrol): Available as the brand name Anadrol and Anapolon, Oxymetholone is a synthetic anabolic steroid used mainly for the treatment of osteoporosis and anemia. Other uses include promotion of muscle growth and body weight.
  • Stanozolol (Winstrol): Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid that is no longer available legally in the US. It used to be sold under the brand name Winstrol and has a moderate potential of abuse according to the CSA.
  • Testosterone Cypionate (Depo-testosterone): Testosterone is the male anabolic hormone that the body produces naturally. In case the body fails to produce it on its own, it can be injected to treat conditions such as delayed puberty in boys, impotence in male adults and other cases as prescribed by the doctor. Is available as brand name Depo-testosterone in the US."
Steroid Abuse

Street Names For Steroids

Steroids can be referred to as other street and slang names such as the following:

  • Juice: Although the word Juice is used a street slang for a number of drugs, in the case of steroids, it refers to the act of abusing steroids to increase physical strength and performance.
  • Gym Candy: Steroids are illegally sold in the US and around the world in fitness gyms mainly by young adults looking to increase their muscle mass quickly. In such places, steroids are generally referred to as Gym Candy.
  • Pumpers: A street slang used for steroids. Abuse of steroids to ‘pump up’ performance in physical activities has led to the street slang Pumpers.
  • Roids: The short form of steroids. Roid refers to the use of steroids as an illegal substance to help improve physical performance and muscle growth.
Commonly Used Anabolic Steroids
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