Experiences of Anabolic Steroid Use

  title={Experiences of Anabolic Steroid Use},
  author={Sarah Grogan and Sarah Shepherd and Ruth Evans and Sam Wright and Geoff Hunter},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={845 - 856}
This study was designed to investigate anabolic steroid users’ experiences of, and motivations for, use. Five men and six women users took part in in-depth interviews. Four themes emerged: Steroid Use vs Abuse; Side-effects; Trusted Information Sources; and Social Pressure. Many users believed that steroids used in moderation were safe. Serious side-effects (liver and kidney damage, hypertension) were not significant disincentives. Information from health professionals tended to be mistrusted… 
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