Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Dependency and Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

Addiction and dependency on a substance of any kind can not only lead to a myriad of health problems, but personal problems and a ton of other problems as well. In the world of the bodybuilders or just even those who go to the gym on a regular basis, the talk about addiction will mostly turn to Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids. However, as much as there is addiction talk about steroids and the such in the gym or in other places, there is a lot of both truth and lies about the stuff that we need to be addressing before the lies about steroids overtake the absolute truths about them. However, before we play the game of fact or fiction about this stuff, let us first take a look at different forms of addition out there, which not only relates to steroids, but to just about any other substance as well.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, or A.P.A., there are a total of seven sign that somebody can show that can hint or prove they they have a dependent personality. Also, it should be noted before we move on here that if you see somebody showing three of the seven signs we will be looking at momentarily, they are most likely dependent or addicted to some kind of substance. Those seven signs that somebody may be addicted or dependent on a substance are withdrawal, tolerance. An inability to stop, the stuff takes over, social avoidance, continued use in the face of medical issues and even falsification. Those are the seven most common signs of a dependence or addiction to a substance, if you happen to notice that yourself or somebody you know is showing any of these symptoms, you or the person you know must seek medical attention right away.

Now that we have taken a look at the seven symptoms of addiction, let us now turn back now and take a look at the truth or lies that are told about Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids addiction. A lot of folks in both the athletic world and even scientific community argue whether steroids can be addictive because the reason most people get addicted use something to get high or to escape reality, for a lack of a better term. Where as, if somebody is using a body enhancing supplement, they are not getting high and escaping reality, but are actually making themselves healthier and there appearance will improve as well. However, the counter argument to what was just written is that people who have been using supplements can overdo it and go beyond what the recommended dosages are so they can get the body they can only dream about.

In that example I just wrote, they people who are using the stuff definitely have an addictive personality because they may be dependent of the stuff. Whatever you believe about steroid addiction or dependence, if you feel that yourself or someone you know is heading that road, you can get yourself or them out of trouble by both lowering the dosage amount and taking less over time, because while steroids will not make you addicted to them, your own personality may be addictive and you need to be aware so that your health does not suffer as a result.