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On PBS Check local listings A half hour special from In the Mix, the award winning weekly PBS series The abuse of anabolic steroids is no longer confined to a small group of professional athletes and bodybuilders.
Today, teenagers girls as well as boys seeking shortcuts to athletic prowess or physical perfection are turning to these substances in increasing numbers. Mixing the personal accounts of real teenagers with factual information from medical experts, the episode seeks to shed light on this rapidly growing problem and enable viewers to make informed decisions about steroid use.
This program was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. How to Use this Program: Studies conducted by RMC Research on previous In the Mix specials have shown that these programs engage the interest of teenagers, deliver information, catalyze discussion on critical issues, as well as promote analytical thinking and a greater sense of self-efficacy among teens.
The aim is to encourage thought and allow teens to generate their own creative solutions. These questions can be used to open up more analytical discussion about related concepts.
Also included are in-class activities and longer-term projects that are presented in bold type. We suggest showing the entire program to the group and then running individual segments followed by discussion. A Monitoring the Future study showed that steroid use by 8th, 10th and 12th graders had increased, even as the use of almost all other drugs remained level.
Answers From The Inside"; and for "Depression: What specific effects or results might teens who use steroids be looking to achieve? Where do teens say the pressure comes from?
Linn Goldberg, director of Atlas, can steroids turn an average or poor athlete into an excellent athlete? Do you feel pressure to be stronger or better at sports?
Where does this pressure come from?
Is there such a thing as a "perfect body? Are these standards of perfection influenced by what we see in the media? Discuss famous people who embody these standards.
Are these standards of fitness and beauty realistic for the average teen?
Has Kevin Sorbo ever used steroids? No, and because of the damage they could do to his body, he never will. Within a chosen time limit, have the students count how many photographs feature what they would consider "realistic" or "typical" bodies, and how many feature "idealized" bodies.
Choose a student to role-play the part of a teen who is considering using steroids, for reasons of low-self-esteem, peer pressure, the desire to excel in sports, etc.
Choose a second student to play the part of a trusted friend that the first student confides in. After each scene, discuss how the characters dealt with the complex emotions and desires that can lead to teen steroid abuse. Diane Elliot Director, Athena describe the harmful effects that steroids can have on the body.
According to the medical experts, steroid use has different effects on males and females. What are some of the physical side effects specific to young women? What are the side effects specific to young men?
What other serious side effects do steroid users of both genders risk? There is also a risk of HIV and hepatitis from shared needles. Do the negative side effects of steroids go away once the user stops taking the drug?
These include, but are not limited to: What about the desired effects of steroids, like increased muscle mass and decreased body fat? Since informed decision-making requires a balance of pros and cons, discuss how the serious health risks of steroids balance against the perceived benefits. Do the attitudes of peers effect these perceptions?
What about messages from the media? Beauty and health are about more than just big muscles and lower body fat.
Have students list characteristics of male and female health and appearance that are seen as desirable, and write these on one side of the blackboard under the headings "healthy man" and "healthy woman".
Next, have students list the effects that steroids have on the health and appearance of men and women, and copy these on the other side of the board, under the headings "man on steroids" and "woman on steroids.
Divide the class into small groups and ask them to write proposals and scripts for radio or TV public service announcements that highlight one or many of the negative physical side effects of steroids. The groups may choose the tone and style of the PSA, and even include celebrities or famous athletes if they wish.No benefits of steroids were found despite these efforts, although we cannot exclude the possibility that other unmeasured variables associated with steroid use may have been unintentionally omitted from the models.
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Anabolic steroids also have androgenic and virilizing properties, including the development of masculine characteristics such as the growth of the vocal chords, testicles (primary sexual characteristics) and body hair (secondary sexual characteristics).
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Benefits of Anabolic Steroids First of all, it is clear that anabolic steroids cause an increase in muscle mass, while the amount of fat actually decreases. In women, the use of anabolic steroids leads to more male characteristics, such.
Sep 07, · Objective To determine whether steroids plus antivirals provide a better degree of facial muscle recovery in patients with Bell’s palsy than steroids alone. Design Meta-analysis. Data sources PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of .
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