The Risk of Relapsing on Steroids After Recovery from a Severe Addiction

The Risk of Relapsing on Steroids After Recovery from a Severe Addiction

Psychological addiction to steroids causes people to feel as though they cannot function or be at their best without steroids. Some athletes may feels as though they cannot perform efficiently, while others feel insecure without the drugs that help their bodies look perfectly sculpted. Steroid addiction is characterized by relying on steroids and compulsively using them in spite of negative...

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Five Potential Steroid Relapse Triggers

Five Potential Steroid Relapse Triggers

A trigger is a cue that reminds an individual of past drug use. It can be a person, place or thing, and the reminder could involve emotions, memories or thoughts. These triggers prompt neural anticipation of a drug-related reward, and a successful steroid recovery includes recognizing personal drug use triggers. The following are five triggers commonly associated with steroid...

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Did I Ruin My Recovery from Steroid Addiction by Relapsing?

Did I Ruin My Recovery from Steroid Addiction by Relapsing?

Steroids are frequently taken to build muscle and enhance one’s physical performance; however, they can be addictive, both physically and psychologically. Recovery from such an addiction can be a long and difficult process and relapse is common. A relapse is defined as a return to drug use after a period of abstinence. While this can be disappointing, both to the addict and her loved ones,...

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Steroid Relapse

Steroid Relapse

Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances related to testosterone that promote the growth of skeletal muscle in both males and females. Steroids are legally available only with a prescription. They are prescribed to treat conditions such as delayed puberty, some types of impotence, and body-wasting in patients suffering from AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Steroid Abuse If a person is...

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