How addictive are steroids?
Jul 20 2020
An undetermined percentage of steroid users may develop impaired steroid use. Violations associated with the use of psychoactive substances are determined by prolonged use, despite the adverse effects; for steroid users, this can be physical or psychological problems, such as breast growth (in men), sexual dysfunction, high blood pressure, excessive amounts of fats in the blood, heart disease, mood swings, severe irritability or aggressiveness.
Consumers of anabolic steroids may also give up other important activities for fear that they will miss workouts, violate their dietary restrictions, or may not be able to use steroids.
Steroid users also usually spend a lot of time and money on drugs, and they may unsuccessfully try to reduce or stop using anabolic steroids - possibly due to depression, anxiety about losing muscle mass or other unpleasant consequences of withdrawal.
Withdrawal from steroids occurs when a person develops addiction. About 32 percent of people who abuse anabolic steroids become addicted. Addiction symptoms may include tolerance, which requires more steroids to achieve the same effect. Another indicator of dependence is cessation after cessation of use of anabolic steroids. Withdrawal symptoms may include fatigue, anxiety, loss of appetite, insomnia, decreased sex drive, and craving for steroids. The most dangerous withdrawal symptoms are depression, as it sometimes leads to suicide attempts.