The Myth of Steroid Abuse

Just saw this video today. It’s from a November 16, 2006 episode of HBO’s Real Sports.

Isn’t it amazing how a handful of wacky politicians, news people and doctors can create such a false stigma that is so widely believed.

The media position against steroids is so strong, my mother actually commented last week that she didn’t want to give her dog steriods due to the potential damage. The only reason I can think she would equate steroids with damage is the news stories about Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. Although there can be side effects from long term use of steriods in pets, I’m guessing she was basing her comments on her exposure to news stories about illegal anabolic steroids.