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How To Tell If Your Child Is Taking Steroids

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

If your child is taking steroids there are signs you can look for that will give it away. Young adults taking steroids is a growing problem and can cause major health problems. This article will guide you on how to tell if your child is taking steroids.

Things You Will Need

You will need to look closely for the signs listed in this article. if your child knows that you are suspicious of their possible steroid use they will do everything in their power to conceal these symptoms from you.

Step 1

The first step to tell if your child is taking steroids is to look and see if they develop acne on their back. Acne on the back is one of the side effects of taking steroids, and if your child suddenly develops acne on their back this is a sign they may be taking steroids.

Step 2

The second step is to observe your child's temperament. One of the side effects of taking steroids is a short tempter and higher levels of anger. If you suddenly notice that your child's temper has become much worse and they get angry very quickly this can be a major sign they are taking steroids.

Step 3

The third step to tell if your child is taking steroids is to look for stretch marks on their arms and shoulders. When someone is taking steroids they can develop stretch marks on their arms and shoulders because their muscles are growing so rapidly that their skin is being excessively stretched in a short amount of time and this will lead to stretch marks.

Tips & Warnings

Steroids can have terrible physical effects on people who abuse them, especially in children as their body is still growing and developing.



Aug 26, 2010 9:07am
sign 1 : acne on a male boys back is perfectly natural, steroid induced acne is normally on the outside of the shoulders and chest.

sign 2 : show me a kid who doesn't get angry easily ?

step 3 : most common place for stretch marks is the top of the armpit however most steroid users don't get them as the drugs don't make most people grow that fast.

If you are a parent who cares about their kids don't mess around guessing about their usage simply give them a random urine test.
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