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.
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.
The following list includes the most commonly used anabolic steroids taken today:
Steroids can be referred to as other street and slang names such as the following: