Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PED)


  • bbSmall Do NOT consider taking Anabolic Steroids or Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to improve your baseball performance.
  • bbSmall The long-term negative side effects FAR outweigh any short-term performance benefits.
  • bbSmall Anabolic Steroids & HGH are illegal.
  • bbSmall Anabolic Steroids & HGH are banned by the NCAA and MLB. 
  • bbSmall New testing procedures have made it nearly impossible to hide use.


Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) Resources


bbSmall Taylor Hooten Foundation


bbSmall DEA


bbSmall United State Anti-Doping Agency


bbSmall Office Of White House Nat'l Drug Control Policy


bbSmall World Anti-Doping Agency


bbSmall National Institute On Drug Abuse


Anabolic Steroids Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Tendon & ligament problems aren't the only negative side effects associated with steroid use.
  • bbSmall Anabolic steroids cause a variety of mental & physical changes, which lead to psychological & physical dependence, which makes is hard to curtail use.
  • bbSmall The adverse effects of Anabolic steroids also relate to the method of administration. Anabolic steroids are generally used orally or intra-muscularly.
  • bbSmall If taken orally, most of the anabolic steroid is inactivated by the liver, resulting in an increased risk of decreased liver functions, liver tumors & cysts.
  • bbSmall If anabolic steroid is taken by injection, the risks associated with needle use emerge, including HIV, hepatitis & other infections.


Adolescent Irreversible Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Premature skeletal maturation.
  • bbSmall Stunted growth.
  • bbSmall Accelerated puberty.
  • bbSmall Abnormal sexual development.


Cancerous Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Increased risk of cancer.
  • bbSmall Brain tumors.
  • bbSmall Genital tumors.
  • bbSmall Liver and spleen cysts & tumors.


Cardiovascular Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Increased risk of heart disease and cardiovascular system impairment.
  • bbSmall Atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).
  • bbSmall Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • bbSmall Changes in blood coagulation.
  • bbSmall Reduction in HDL (good cholesterol) & increase in LDL (bad cholesterol).


Liver Disease Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Increased risk of liver disease.
  • bbSmall Fluid retention & jaundice.
  • bbSmall Liver cysts & tumors.

Orthopedic Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Connective tissue damage & degeneration.
  • bbSmall Tendon Ruptures.

Psychological Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Addiction.
  • bbSmall Aggressive Behavior.
  • bbSmall Depression.
  • bbSmall Extreme Irritability.
  • bbSmall Feelings of Invincibility.
  • bbSmall Paranoid jealousy & Uncontrollable Rage


Sexual Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Non muscular breast development.
  • bbSmall Impotence.
  • bbSmall Atrophy (shrinking) of testicles.
  • bbSmall Diminished Sex Drive.
  • bbSmall Infertility from decreased sperm production.


Other Side-Effects

  • bbSmall Male pattern baldness. 
  • bbSmall Increased infection susceptibility. 
  • bbSmall Decreased natural testosterone production. 
  • bbSmall Acne & oily skin. 
  • bbSmall Excess body hair growth. 
  • bbSmall Deepening of voice. 
  • bbSmall Obstructive sleep apnea. 
  • bbSmall Hepatitis. 
  • bbSmall Insomnia.

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