Hoot’s Corner

National Study: Teens Report Higher Use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs




New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. According to the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored byMetLife Foundation,11 percent of teens in grades 9-12 reported “ever having used” synthetic human growth hormone without a prescription, up dramatically from just 5 percent in 2012.… Continue Reading…

PLAY teaches youth negative effects of steroids

Parker, Melancon, Tomczyk share stories with children at PNC Park

Brian Parker knows the ill effects performance-enhancing drugs can have, and that is why he, along with the Pirates’ training staff and closer Mark Melancon, stressed the negative effects of steroid use to a group of 120 children Monday morning at PNC Park as part of the national PLAY (Promoting a Lifestyle of Activity for Youth) campaign that sets out to raise awareness in children’s health issues.… Continue Reading…

White Sox do part to raise awareness of PED dangers

MLB, Hooton Foundation join forces to educate public about pitfalls of steroid use

The death of his brother, Taylor Hooton, is still rooted in Donald Hooton Jr.’s everyday life, but Donald manifests that sorrow into promise, having made it his mission to rid the use of appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs among the nation’s youth.… Continue Reading…

Anabolic steroid use is a serious global health problem

The use of anabolic steroids has been associated primarily with men. But over the past few decades, we’ve been discovering more about different groups who use these drugs – including women and younger men – and why.

With 3.3% of the world’s population having used anabolic steroids at least once – a figure so high that their use has to be considered a serious global public health problem – we wanted to learn more about the experiences that lead people to use.… Continue Reading…

NJ is Stepping up efforts to curb student athlete steroid use

Richard J. Codey, D-Livingston, former governor of New Jersey, is a state senator representing District 27.

NEW JERSEY has been a national leader in the fight against steroid use among student athletes, and it’s now time to double down on our efforts.

In 2005, national steroid use among student athletes was reaching record highs, despite warnings that using the performance-enhancing drug could stunt growth, lead to erratic behavior or even death if not taken under a doctor’s orders.… Continue Reading…

Dartmouth kayaker suspended for doping violation

Austin Denman competed in the 2013 U23 World Championships for K2 200m in Welland, ON.

A kayaker from Dartmouth was suspended by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport for an anti-doping rule violation.

Austin Denman, who has competed in world and international championships in kayaking, received a two-month sanction rendering him ineligible from competitions between Dec. 16 and Feb. 16.

Denman’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on July 19, 2013, revealed the presence of terbutaline,  a prohibited beta-2 agonist.… Continue Reading…

5 reasons women shouldn’t use steroids

1 Steroid abuse can cause baldness, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, urinary and bowel complications, cancer, liver damage, joint problems, ligament and tendon injuries, and unsightly acne.

2 Steroids significantly reduce breast tissue. That’s why most competitive female bodybuilders have breast implants.

3 Women may end up with an enlarged clitoris.

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Gym owner arrested in drug, steroid case


The owner of a Glens Falls gym was charged with four felonies Thursday for allegedly possessing anabolic steroids and selling and possessing prescription painkillers, police said.

Scott R. Rabine, 40, of Grandview Drive, Queensbury, was arrested after a several-month investigation that involved local, state and federal investigators, according to court records.… Continue Reading…

Connecticut Man Accused of Manufacturing Steroids

Watertown Man Accused of Manufacturing Steroids

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man accused of manufacturing steroids in his Watertown apartment.

Reid Behrle, of 306 Woodbury Road in Watertown, is facing a string of drug charges, including possession of narcotics within 1500 feet of a school, possession with intent to sell and operating a drug factory.

Police said no one had heard from Behrle for days prior to his arrest, and officers responded to his apartment July 15 to check on him.… Continue Reading…

Policeman sentenced to 5 years for selling steroids

A former West Palm Beach police officer who sold anabolic steroids while on duty was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a Fort Lauderdale federal courtroom.

Dewitt McDonald, 46, plead guilty in April to carrying a gun while involved in a drug trafficking crime and will follow his prison term with three years of supervised release and must pay nearly $29,000 in restitution, according to the U.S.… Continue Reading…