Hooked on hormones? An anabolic steroid addiction hypothesis.

@article{Kashkin1989HookedOH,
  title={Hooked on hormones? An anabolic steroid addiction hypothesis.},
  author={K. B. Kashkin and H. Kleber},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1989},
  volume={262 22},
  pages={
          3166-70
        }
}
Widespread illicit anabolic steroid use has recently been reported. A review of available evidence suggests that elevations of serum levels of steroid hormones, including anabolic steroids, have profound psychological effects. Long-term, high-dose anabolic steroid use may lead to a preoccupation with drug use, difficulty stopping despite psychological side effects, and drug craving. Reductions in serum levels of steroid hormones appear to result in acute hyperadrenergic withdrawal symptoms that… Expand
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