Steroid Use in High Schools
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This paper discusses steroid use in American high schools. It begins by describing the pressure to win in American high school sports and how this pressure impacts the use of steroids in schools. The paper presents two case study examples of student sportsmen who were pressured to take steroids in order to excel in their sport and the effects that it had.
From the Paper:"Victory is likely the most addicting feeling in the world. We have all felt it at one time or another, whether it was when we were young, or when we were old. The feeling that winning gives a person can be compared to the euphoric feeling a person may experience when they are under the influence of a narcotic. Perhaps Alexander Graham Bell said it best, "What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it." This feeling that is so addictive and powerful that a person would go to great lengths to achieve it. A feeling is the exact reason why young athletes are ruining their lives. The need to have this feeling is why young athletes are introducing their bodies to steroids."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Jones, Gregg, and Gary Jacobson. "Whispers from the weight room." The Dallas Morning News 06 Feb 2005 3. 15 Apr 2007 <http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/spe/2005/steroids/steroids.pdf>.
- Livingstone, Seth. Fight against steroids gaining muscle in high school athletics." USA TODAY 08 June 2005: Sports Weekly 2.
- "The Kid Next Door." 21 Jul 2004 1-3. 21 Apr 2007 <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/02/60II/main603502.shtml>.
- Bissinger, Buzz. "Innocents Affield." The Longman Reader. Comp. Lauren A. Finn. Elm Street Publishing Services, Inc., 2007.
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Steroid Use in High Schools (2007, August 22) Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/steroid-use-in-high-schools-97485/
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