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Imagine a high school football all star giving his all at every practice for four years, but there is one thing standing in his way to achieve a college scholarship, his physical strength. With the scouting date getting near, he turns to his last resort, the use of performance enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids. Not thinking of the long term effects of these performance enhancing substances, he makes them a daily routine to reach his goal in as little time as possible. Little does he know what he is getting himself into, but reaching his goal may cost him his life or a chance of reaching greatness.

Over the past century there have always been athletes willing to ingest potential poisons such as heroin and steroid, in order to boost their performance. As long as there will be sports there will always be athletes willing to try new things to be the best as what they do.

In the early 1990's there were no physical enhancing drugs on the market for every day use. Then science decided to begin messing with the way the body could perform. They thought of many drugs to gain strength, speed, and stamina in the shortest time possible. So people began using these substances and began seeing results. The athletes were becoming bigger and faster. So athletes not using these substances could not afford not to use these. After a while there were many people using these drugs. It was not only professional athletes who were using these drugs it was people in college attempting to make it to the pros and also high school athletes attempting to play sports on the college level. The problem was that the people were only thinking of the near future not thinking of years to...