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Travis RedfieldShould steroids be bannedfrom society Its amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels ofperformance and to get an edge on the rivaled competition Often people do not realize thelong term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life This resemblesthe obvious phenomenon with steroids Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes inthe Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950s This use of steroidsamong athletes became apparent when Canadian sprint runner Ben Johnson tested positive forsteroid use after winning the gold medal for the 100 meter dash during the 1988 OlympicsNow a skinny fifteen year old can just walk down to the local gym and find sellers toobtain the drug that will make him the idol of all his classmates Being such anattractive drug as shown in the analogy above and seeming harmless to the unaware usersteroids can have a potentially jeopardous effect Consistently users new andexperienced have no knowledge to the dangerous consequences steroids can have on theirminds and bodies Although steroids cause minimal deaths in our society banning ofsteroids is purely justified because steroids have extremely perilous side effects on theunsuspecting user Though steroids are known as a somewhat dangerous substance they arelegal to possess and consume and there has not been a true clinical study that provessuch possible side effects are linked to medical problems of steroid users Sure therehas been several cases where someone has died and an otopsy showed the person was usingsteroids but this does not mean they are a lethal drug as some medical professionals havestated Some advocates believe that because steroids are legal and since its thedecision of the user to take the drug steroids are not causing a problem in societyAlcohol and cigarettes are consumed by millions causing deteriorating effects on theirbodies but there has never been a protest to put a ban on the items because of theirharmful nature So how are steroids any different Some people may
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