Archives for November2015

Welsh Rugby Comes Clean About Drugs

Welsh rugby union chief Martyn Phillips admitted yesterday that eradicating the drugs problem from the domestic game is not going to be easy.

Seventeen rugby players from Wales — 10 from union and seven from league — are currently on the UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) banned list, with the majority found to have traces of anabolic steroids in their systems.… Continue Reading...

Attorney arrested for trading services for steroids

Thomas M Bauer

An Akron attorney has been arrested for allegedly trading legal services for anabolic steroids.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas M. Bauer, 48, of Akron, was arrested and charged Nov. 25 with attempted possession of anabolic steroids, a fourth-degree felony.

Investigators arranged a meeting between Bauer and law enforcement officials in which Bauer believed he was trading legal services for steroid pills.… Continue Reading...

Sandy: The Perils of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Lisa Marie Shaughnessy
By:  Lisa Marie Shaughnessy
Contact:, 480-209-5774, or
When I introduced Steroid and Testosterone Addicts Anonymous to a group therapists and behavioral health professionals this week, I received an overwhelming response.
Three therapists, who have patients addicted to steroids in the form of testosterone, said their patients’ lives had become a shambles. … Continue Reading...

Heidi Krieger: A Body Changed Forever by Steroids

Andreas Krieger in 2009, after changing his sex in the 1990s.

COLORADO SPRINGS — Heidi Krieger did not ask questions when her coaches added a regimen of blue pills to the handful of vitamins she was already taking every day.

Krieger did not object that her daily workouts were nothing more than extended weight-lifting sessions with no true practice in the techniques of shot put.… Continue Reading...

Single Dennis Dx: A story of steroid addiction

My steroid addiction story

I used to be a project manager for a charity called the Project it was to build self esteem in young people especially BME groups, which is ironic as I started taking illegal substances to make myself feel and look better.

I began taking steroids in 2002 when I was 19, my gym partner was taking them and he was getting bigger and I wanted to be as stacked as him.… Continue Reading...

Welsh rugby does not have its own drugs problem – the issue lies in the entire country’s steroid addiction

Drug abuse in Welsh grassroots rugby 'off the scale' but WRU chief 'not overly concerned'

Worrying trend: There has been a spike in steroid abuse

It has become something of a tradition. UK Anti-Doping releases the names and cases of the British sportspeople who have failed drugs tests and when the media tots up that so many happen to play rugby in Wales so the hysteria begins.

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How many rugby players use steroids? It’s more like how many don’t

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no backstreet drug pusher: the man was Michael Thear-Graham, a GP in Newport who was running an industrial-scale racket.

At the time the media described him as supplying “bodybuilders”, but many of us in sport knew he also had a large and growing market in rugby, which had just turned professional.

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Soccer: Zagreb’s Arijan Ademi tested positive for steroids

Uefa has confirmed the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi was banned after testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

The governing body banned the 24-year-old for four years last week but did not identify the substance in his urine sample given after a Champions League match against Arsenal.

Stanozolol is best known as the steroid the Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was caught using at the 1988 Olympics.… Continue Reading...

Don’t get scammed by “all natural” claims

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Dietary supplements that claim to be “all natural” aren’t necessarily safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 2 Consumer Updates warning consumers about “all natural” products for erectile dysfunction and imported dietary supplements.

According to FDA, supplements marketed as “all natural” sexual-enhancement products might be tainted with hidden drug ingredients.… Continue Reading...

Study: Body Dysmorphia leads to Anabolic Steroid Misuse Among US Adolescent Boys


PURPOSE: Anabolic steroid misuse is a growing concern among adolescent boys, and chronic misuse is associated with multisystemic health consequences. However, little is known about weight related predictors of anabolic steroid misuse. We examined the prediction of lifetime anabolic steroid misuse as a function of self-perceived weight status among US adolescent boys.… Continue Reading...