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Zloupotreba anaboličko-androgenih steroida - problem sporta i društva
Abuse Of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids - The Problem Of Sport And Society

Author(s): Petar Mitić, Dragan Radovanović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the seriousness of the problem of using anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), to define it as a social problem, and to pro-vide suggestions for reducing the abuse of these substances. The abuse of AAS has been treated by the public as a ‘sport problem’; however, numerous studies suggest that it is also a problem of the general population. The number of abusers of these substances has become alarming even among the general population, who exercise only occasionally, if at all. The fact that the AAS abuse begins very early in life is of particular concern because, by taking into consideration all the substances teenagers abuse, AAS appear to be rising to the top according to the frequency of abuse. The consequences of abusing these substances can be extremely dangerous. With regard to physical health, the most affected are the reproductive system, the cardiovascular system, and the liver, while the psychological manifestations are usually hypomanic and manic episodes, depression as a result of long-term abuse (result of hypo-gonadism), and the most common manifestation - frequent occurrence of violent and criminal behaviour among the abusers.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 867-880
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian