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A Steroid Smuggler

June 05, 1988

As a coach and P.E. teacher at a Southern California high school, I have witnessed the permeation of an attitude that finds the use of steroids a desirable means to gain bulk and size. There are several reasons for this trend. First is just plain ignorance to the serious side effects. Most of our drug-education programs do not even mention steroids. Second, the successful athlete is revered in our society, and young athletes will do just about anything to achieve this status.

As the hunk mentality has pervaded our society, young males, not necessarily athletes, have not only resorted to spending many hours in the gym pumping iron but also made steroids part of t1751476594BILL TAPP

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