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Pressures of Drugs in Sports Drugs are a very temping substance especially when it involves athletes Athletes are at a big risk to fall into peer pressure Sometimes they will see their peers taking drugs to get bigger stronger and faster When someone sees this a little voice tells them that its the thing to do to gain that extra edge on the competition so most try doing the drugs Pro sports stars also take drugs because it could help their success on the playing field and in turn they should be able to get a bigger contract The success of athletes on the playing field is usually better for a while but when they come off these drugs that help them they hit a down point Athletes seem like nothing can fulfill them so they turn to drugs which works for a short time and then they are back being unhappy again Substance abuse is a common occurrence in sports and there are several consequences concerning the harmful choices athletes make in order to increase their performance or escape the pressures of reality Kids are very vulnerable to peer pressure The peer pressure is even worse when they see their sports heroes doing the same things their friends want them to do When Mark McGwire came out about his frequent use of dietary supplements such as creatine and andro many kids started taking these drugs Kilgore 1 The kids that were unsure about taking drugs or not taking them were in turn influenced some by their coaches others by their teammates The downside to adolescents taking these drugs is that they do not know the side effects and consequences these drugs can have on their bodies They feel like the only side to taking these substances is an upside when in all actuality there are very bad side effects they can have on their developing bodies Before taking any kind of drugs
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