Sizing Up Steroids

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Sizing Up Steroids

Synopsis

EPISODE 18 Tue 12 Jun
Who uses steroids in Australia and why are they using them?

Meet The Guests

Anthony

"Being the body type that I am, it was extremely hard to gain any weight let alone just muscle. So to me it looked like the magic pill, so I gave in and tried it, and I love what I got out of it."

Dean

"For me it changed my whole way of thinking. I used to walk around thinking I was awesome all the time. You go to the gym, you train, you feel like you're invincible, but it's all a lie."

Dr Beng Eu

"My approach is very much about harm minimization, so I do see people in my general practice who use anabolic steroids and for me it's about having a conversation about potential harm, and monitoring their health while they're doing it."

Prof. Ann Conway

"One of the main concerns is mood changes. It can cause mania to develop and that can lead to quite aggressive behavior and domestic violence. It's a bit like Russian roulette; you don't know who's going to get it."

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