A major awareness drive aimed at informing the severe complications associated with consistent steroid abuse should be initiated by the Government. The US law governing steroid use should also be looked into because the Schedule III classification of steroids has actually given steroids that elusive status which the black market is exposing to their advantage. The government law makers should probably reconsider the Schedule III classification and amend the Steroid Control Act to suit the current scenario. The Government should work closely with medical organizations to improve the overall quality of the steroids available and work towards eradication of all the side effects associated with steroids.
Note: The list of possible learning activities listed below is not meant to be all-encompassing. Rather, it is intended to provide teachers and coaches with a sample of extension activities students and/or athletes could do in conjunction with the unit. Many of the research opportunities could be turned into traditional essays or multi-media presentations and shared with other students at your school.
Research collegiate or professional athletes who have admitted to taking steroids while competing and the effects steroids have had on them.
Research the list of banned substances at the collegiate and professional levels and classify them by type.
Conduct a group discussion with a local physician about proper physical and nutritional training for athletics.
Conduct a group discussion with fellow student-athletes on the importance of having a support network for each other to help avoid illegal drug use.