Steroid Use: A Dangerous Trend Among Teens
Johnny, a young man who lives in a small mid-western town, is an illegal drug user. His habit started slowly, but has grown quickly. He now must resort to stealing to support it. Lately, his friends and family have noticed some troubling changes in him. Johnny's drug habit, however, is quite different from what most would probably expect, since he is only 14 years old. The money he steals comes from his mother's purse and his father's wallet. The noticeable changes are his expanding neck and his violent moods.
Johnny's drug of choice? Anabolic steroids.
Last reviewedJuly 2012by Brian Randall, MD
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