What a great piece you did tonight,John. All of them in fact were very unique and brought a different way of thinking to the table. Giving us all food for thought to go out and do our own research and then form our own conclusions. Hopefully, you'll do more on anabolic steroids and their pro use. I've followed you from a young age, as I am only twenty-one now, but I will continue to do so.
My best friend "Mandy" married an army guy who, a year and a half into their marriage, started using steroids. She said his behavior was like night and day, that he became verbally and physically abusive, was totally unpredictable, and had very poor impulse control. After the usual (police,separation, reconciliation, counseling), she started talking to recovering abusers and their spouses at his meetings. She told me that most people there told her that never had they seen such a profound physical AND emotional change in such a short period of time. I told her she should meet some meth addicts, but to the point. I totally agree that people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies, but the problem with some drugs is that they change a persons physical and chemical make up, without them realizing what is happening to them, until someone is able to point it out and unfortunately that person is usually the one who got hurt. The rules that society creates that are rarely questioned are the ones where others have the potential to be harmed needlessly. Thoughts?
No doubt that it's mood altering. But so is alcohol, prescription drugs, OTC drugs, general food, & sugar. All those things start mood changes in people. Sugar makes kids very rambunctious and now overly diagnosed as ADHD or ADD.
But you should have the right to do what u want. And it's unfortunate that she seen that in him ... but as soon as he started . she should've left him. I'm sorry she experienced such situations ... but some men get violent without help from any meds or alcohol. Sometimes mere frustration gets them. And if it wasn't' the steroids then I'm sure something would've made him strike out.
Yes, most likely. The differences she noticed were so blatent because he was pretty laid back before he started using. She went back to him because she thought he would go back to the way he was. But he never was the same. Mood altering substances are fine if that's your thing. I've done plently and i spell just fine(!) but i figured out for myself what was cool (german beer and greens) and what to stay away from (everything else). Im glad i never did anything that damaged me, but i can't help but feel that many people just don't think about consequences first, and we the taxpayers end up paying for it. Im guess i'm just sick of paying for greedy geezers and stupid people who eat tigers and take steroids.... Going to bed. Good night America from Detroit!!!
Those that think this was good reporting don't understand steroids. My letter to Mr. Stossel: