Archives for December2010

Cops and Firefighters on steroids – another story

The stories of law enforcement officials and firemen using steroids seem to be never ending these days.  It goes to show how widespread this drug abuse has become.

Don

Bayonne Police Chief Robert Kubert said he will offer all the cooperation he can with the state Attorney General's Office, which is looking into the possible abuse of prescription steroids and growth hormones among local public safety personnel.

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Could 1/4 of all cops be using steroids?

We’ve chronicled on these pages for months the stories of cops around the country getting caught using steroids.  A.J. Perez, who writes for AO News, has written a powerful piece that looks at the big picture of steroid use among police.

Don

The badge and a steroid-filled syringe — it’s not the typical image most have for the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Ads for steroids provider found in police magazine

Readers,

It is difficult for me to add much color to this story which pretty much stands on its own!  Ads for steroid suppliers appearing in police magazines!  I can’t imagine this illegal drug use being much more out in the open.

And with this kind of blatant behavior going on among our police departments, why should any of us be surprised when our children take to using this stuff.… Continue Reading...

Police and Steroids: A Dangerous Combination

Here is one more story on the use of steroids by cops in New Jersey.  As the writer indicates, it is common knowledge among the guys that work out in the gyms that a LOT of cops use steroids!

Don

One more hypocrisy in the war on drugs: Cops like steroids.

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Some Manufacturers Spike Supplements with Steroids

Many, many of our young people are going to their local health food store to purchase over-the-counter supplements to help them achieve their goal of “getting bigger”.  When they start to see positive results, they are so pleased that they tell all of their friends about it and soon all of their buddies are using some new product that is available at the corner health food store.… Continue Reading...

Supplements can be dangerous

We’ve posted a lot here recently about the fact that supplements are not regulated.  And, so have a lot of other people.

While reading one of the stories on this subject posted on the CBS News web site, I was reading one of the comments that were posted and thought it worth sharing.… Continue Reading...

Steroids Found at Sydney Naval Base

Is it my imagination or are we discovering people using steroids in all kinds of “new” places?  I am wondering whether this is an indication of increased focus on these drugs and a corresponding crackdown (which is a good thing).  Or whether this is symptomatic of the increased use of steroids by folks in all walks of life.… Continue Reading...

Pros and Cons of Steroid Testing Your Teenager

It is devastating for anyone to find out that someone they cared about is hooked on an illegal substance such as anabolic steroids – but it is perhaps most devastating for a parent to find that out about their teenaged kids. One of the things that parents can do to ensure that their kids are not using steroids – or to catch them if they are and do something about it – is to have them undergo testing.Continue Reading...

How Effective is the NCAA Testing Program?

You have heard me for many months complaining that the Texas testing program is not an accurate reflection of the actual rate of steroid use because the tests are full of holes.  Now we have a case in point in the collegiate ranks which illustrates this point - Waterloo University in Canada.

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Another week, another law enforcement officer busted for steroids!

El Paso Deputy Constable Accused Of Delivering Steroids

Posted: 10:16 am MST November 23, 2010

EL PASO, Texas – An El Paso deputy constable was arrested and charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Deputy constable with El Paso County Constable's Office Precinct 7, Horacio Garcia, was arrested at his home Monday afternoon a months-long investigation conducted by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

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