Anabolic Steroids
Other names
'roids'
Product names include: Sustanon 250, Deca-Durabolin, Dianbol, Anavar, Stanozolol
What is looks like & how it is taken
Tablets which are swallowed
Liquids which are injected
The effects
With exercise, can help build up muscle
Helps user recover from strenuous exercise
The health risks
Can stop young people growing properly
Risks for men include: erection problems, breast growth, shrinking testicles, sterility, acne, increased chance of liver failure and heart attack
Risks for women include: growth of facial hair, deepening voice, shrinking breasts, possible miscarriage and stillbirth
Can only be sold lawfully by a pharmacist to someone with a doctor's prescription
Supply is illegal and Class C penalties apply
Can become violent
Legal Status
Class C penalties may apply even if you give someone the drugs and don't ask for money in return
Penalties
Possession: 2 years and a fine Supply: 5 years and a fine