Performance Enhancing Drugs Essay by Fireman

Performance Enhancing Drugs
This paper discusses performance enhancing drugs used by athletes and states that they should be made illegal.
# 62966 | 1,820 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2005 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Sport (Medicine and Drugs)

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This paper explains that performance enhancing drugs can be extremely harmful to the body and can cause many health problems; they also can get an athlete into trouble. The author points out that most of the performance enhancing drugs used today can be detected by quick and easy-to-do testing. The paper relates that a complicating factor in drug detection is that many performance-enhancing drugs occur naturally in the body; therefore, sporting bodies usually set benchmarks, above which, the athlete is said to be guilty.

From the Paper:

"The use of enhancement drugs while involved in athletics is not worth what a person can get out of the drugs. There is too much of a chance that one would get caught using drugs by a random drug test. Then not be eligible to compete in an athletic event. This is mostly true in high school and college. If a person gets tested and has performance drugs in his system he would be taken off the team. When this happens to a pro-athlete he would be fined and suspended for a couple of games. "As many as 7% of adolescent males and 4% of adolescent females are using anabolic steroids."

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