Brain Research in Teenage Steroid Users

Leslie Henderson and Ann Clark, professors at the Giesel School of Medicine in Dartmouth, are concerned that teenagers who use anabolic steroids may not be aware of the effects of steroids on the brain. Most people have heard about aggression as a possible side effect of steroid use. Stories of “roid rage” have appeared regularly in the news. But according to Henderson and Clark, teenage steroid users may face something more serious than the short-term prospect of steroid-induced aggression. [Read more…]


No Teens Identified in Steroid Ring Targeting High School Athletes

Law enforcement officers and local news media in Ohio have been publicizing the bust of a major steroid ring that targeted high school athletes. The Warren County Drug Task Force and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office have done everything possible to create the perception that the 32 people indicted in the steroid operation were preying on teenage athletes in local area high schools. However, this perception may be misleading. [Read more…]


Teenager Steroid Dealer Keeps Secret from Parents

The disturbing news about the use of anabolic steroids in teenagers continues in South Africa as a local newspaper interviews a teenager steroid dealer. The Times LIVE in Johannesburg recently interviewed a 16-year old boy they called “Marcus” about steroids in high school. [Read more…]


High School Volleyball Coach Arrested for Selling Steroids to Students

Police arrested a high school volleyball coach for selling anabolic steroids after a three-month joint investigation by the Friendswood Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Timothy Todd Porter was arrested along with his two roommates during a raid of his home. Porter taught astronomy and physics in addition to coaching volleyball at Clear Springs High School in League City (Texas). He had been employed by the Clear Creek Independent School District for 22 years. [Read more…]


Chicago Tribune Promotes Steroids Hysteria with Poor Fact-Checking

The Chicago Tribune, the eighth largest newspaper in the United States by circulation, recently published an article claiming that anabolic steroid use had increased dramatically among high school seniors in 2010. The article by Mike Helfgot claimed that anabolic steroid use among male high school seniors increased from 3.4 percent in 2009 to 4.0 percent in 2010. Helfgot even cited the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey on teen drug use as the source for that statistic. Unfortunately, the Monitoring the Future study doesn’t support his fictitious statistic (quoted below): [Read more…]


High School Football Coach Sells Anadrol to Student and Gets Probation

A former volunteer high school football coach in Tennessee received probation after pleading guilty to selling anabolic steroids to a high school football player. The former coach was also granted judicial diversion meaning that the guilty plea will be removed from his record after successfully completing a six-year suspended sentence.

Jim Wilson, a volunteer coach for the Stone Memorial High School (SMHS) Panther football team, admitted to selling 85 tablets of the powerful steroid oxymetholone (Anadrol) to a 17-year old member of the football team in the parking lot of Cumberland County High School (CCHS), a neighboring school in Cumberland County, Tennessee. [Read more…]


One Steroid User in Texas High Schools Discovered by Testing

The Texas University Interscholastic League announced that one student tested positive for anabolic steroids out of 2,083 tests conducted at 135 schools. During the four-year history of the Texas steroid testing program, there have been only 30 confirmed cases of steroid use out of over 50,000 steroid tests administered. In other words, less than 0.0006% of student-athletes tested failed the anti-doping protocol. [Read more…]