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This video examines the use and abuse of anabolic steroids and GHB, a synthetic steroid-like substance and date-rape drug. Former NFL player Charles Hunt and a pharmacist, a police officer, an addiction counselor, a trainer, a swim coach, a recovering abuser, and others explore the history and biological effects of steroids, using case studies and personal experience to probe anabolic steroid abuse and the drug’s many side effects. Some of these side effects include impotence, liver tumors, renal failure, and “roid rage,” which can lead to violence and even suicide. A Cambridge Educational Production. The DVD version has on-demand English subtitles and can be viewed using a DVD player or computer DVD-ROM drive.

One 24-minute video. © 1999.

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Three Classes of Steroids
The three classes of steroids are anabolic steroids, corticosteroids, and estrogens. Some steroids occur naturally in the body, while others are synthesized for use in various medical treatments.