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Anabolic Steroids Drug Addiction
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Why?: So you can use that particular one? Anabolic steroids are highly dangerous drugs, even when they are used for the right reasons in people who have deficiencies or where such agents have therapeutic purposes. When used for the wrong reasons (artificially inducing muscle growth) by people with little or no medical training they can cause psychosis, cardiac problems, liver damage and many others. ...Read more
Many places: For the most part, pharmaceutical drugs are diverted by corrupt workers in retail pharmacies, more so in wholesale pharmacies and the pharmaceutical companies themselves, as well as their warehouses. In some cases, there are chemists with their own labs who actually make the stuff, and that can be a problem because quality control isn't what it could be. Bad docs and clinics prescribe them too. ...Read more
Not Clear: Of course if it were obvious the drug dealers would be arrested as well as their source if implicated. I think most experts would predict it comes somewhere in the pharmaceutical distribution line or from overseas. ...Read more
Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been called in to take a drug test to be a mail carrier, does the usps drug test for anabolic steroids?
A cautious no: Most federally regulated drug testing programs perform a 6 panel test which includes marijuana metabolites, cocaine metabolites, PCP, opiates including heroin, and barbiturates. However if suspicious behavior warrants, additional testing may be requested on an individual basis particularly if it involves a post injury situation. ...Read more
Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute
Both unlikely . . .: It's unlikely that anabolic steroids will affect your creatinine level, a measure of kidney function. Drinking water may decrease blood urea nitrogen (BUN) but not creatinine. Different drug screens test for different things. Most employers check for opioid abuse, not anabolic use, unlike sporting oversight groups. Unfortunately, there's no way to get stuff out of your system any faster or hide it ...Read more
Does inactive hep b patients have to stay away from only anabolic steroids to prevent activation of the virus or from any performance enhancing drug ?
Depends . . .: Answer depends upon how you define ped. After all, viagra & Cialis are peds, too, but shouldn't be an issue in folks w/liver disease. In truth, prescription testosterone, either as a shot or via cream/gel/lotion/patch is really very safe as far as your liver goes. It's only oral testosterones that are dangerous as well as anabolic stuff that is designed to keep from breaking down in liver. ...Read more
Does inactive hep b patients have to stay away from only anabolic steroids to prevent activation of the virus or from any performance enhancing drug?
What's 'inactive?": Very few people with hepatitis b spontaneously clear the infection, which usually persists at a low level. If you were treated for it, you may have a long-term remission and even cure. However, if your liver is already damaged, throwing other drugs, many of which are toxic to the liver, is not good for you. You should clear anything you want to use with your liver specialist. ...Read more
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