You play to win. You're always looking for a way to get an edgeover your opponents.

The best athletes rely on practice and hard work to help them do their best. How about you? Ever tempted to use steroids? Well, keep this in mind—not only is it illegal, dishonest, and unfair, but you will be putting your health at risk!

You may have heard steroids called roids, juice, hype, or pump. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are powerful prescription drugs that some athletes use not for medical reasons, but as a way to boost athletic performance and build muscle and body mass. They work by acting like the body's natural male hormone, testosterone. Don't confuse them with corticosteroids, which are a different type of steroid used to treat diseases like asthma, arthritis, and many other medical conditions.

Remember, steroids might give you bigger muscles, but they cannot improve talent or skill. Athletic...

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