Steroids: History, Science, And Issues (The Story Of A Drug)
Publish Date: 2017-03-20
Author: Joan E. Standora;Alex Bogomolnik;Malgorzata Slugocki
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Providing a significant source of information for upper high school and community college students concerning steroids and their derivatives, this book provides a holistic overview of this controversial class of drugs.
Provides readers with an understanding of the function of natural steroids in the human body, their crucial roles in maintaining life, and their effects on mental, physical, and reproductive functions
Clarifies the differences between natural and synthetic steroids and their use in medicine and illegally in recreational activities
Provides an overview of current legislation and federal regulation of steroids and steroid-like chemicals
Projects the continuum of use of steroids as medications and as recreational drugs based on current research, governmental attitudes, and social perceptions of the acceptability of such substances
Features an introductory case-study chapter about two young people whose lives were significantly impacted by steroids, putting the material into a real-world context