For the social media generation, steroid use is seen as a quick way to get visible results. More people than ever are taking steroids but may not be aware that cardiovascular disease, depression and suicide are all linked to usage. It comes back to social media and the desire to look perfect online. At the moment, it’s all about the six pack, and the big upper body look. Many men want to achieve that aesthetic within a short time frame. And steroids can seem like a shortcut to getting the body you want. There’s a whole society of millennials who don’t know the effects of steroids. All they see are advertisements online pushing positive results. As a result, their knowledge of these drugs is extremely limited and based almost exclusively on digital word of mouth. They listen to people online who tell them, ‘I took these, if you take them, you might get the same result.’ Many people have no clue what they’re buying, or the dangers these drugs may have. There’s a lack of education and awareness and that’s part of the problem. The only way to get round that is to have a public awareness campaign, to show… Read full this story
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