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The vast majority of people who misuse steroids are male non-athlete weightlifters in their 20s or 30s. Males who are more likely to use steroids tend to have poor self-esteem, higher rates of depression, more suicide attempts, poor knowledge and attitudes about health, greater participation in sports emphasizing weight and shape, greater parental concern about weight, and higher rates of eating disorders and substance use. Some people who misuse steroids have experienced physical or sexual abuse. In a study of male users and male nonusers of anabolic steroids, users were ificantly more likely than nonusers to report being sexually abused in the past.
Moreover, almost all females who had been raped reported that they markedly increased their bodybuilding activities after the attack. They believed that being bigger and stronger would discourage further attacks because men would find them either intimidating or unattractive. It is difficult to estimate the true prevalence of steroid misuse in the United States because many surveys that ask about illicit drug use do not include questions about steroids. However, the annual Monitoring the Future study, a NIDA-funded survey of drug use and attitudes in middle and high school students across the United States, shows that past-year use of steroids has generally declined among 8th and Uses of anabolic steroids graders, after peaking in Past-year steroid use among 12th graders increased from toalthough use ificantly declined from to The rate of use among 12th graders holds relatively steady.
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