As many as 1.1 million young people ages 12-17 have taken a performance-enhancing drug or sport supplement. Many sports supplements are easily available to teens at stores, on the Internet and from other sources. Anabolic steroids, typically available only by prescription, were used by 2.1 percent of 12th graders surveyed in 2003. (Source: Theantidrug.com)
Is your child one of them? Learn how to talk to your child about steroids and other performance-enhancing products. Learn about the signs of use. Learn what you can do.
Make time to talk to your son or daughter. Remember, this is not a one-time conversation. You should talk about these issues again and again.
|National Institute on Drug Abuse|
|Fact sheets on steroids|
|The Partnership at Drugfree.org|
|How to talk to your kids about these important issues.|