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ERIC Number: ED359178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Project Right Way: An Anabolic Steroid Education Program.
Nutter, June
There is increasing concern by medical experts in this country about the use of anabolic steroids by teenagers. Over one million Americans are believed to be currently using or have used the synthetic hormones in the past. While drug testing and a reduction in the supply of the drugs appear to be reducing the number of adult users, use by teenagers may be on the rise. Although anabolic steroids are mainly used to enhance athletic performance, they are also taken to improve physical appearance. In spite of the fact that anabolic steroids are associated with short term behavior and long term health problems and may function as gateway drugs, fewer than 25 percent of the nation's schools provide information about anabolic steroids. "Project Right Way: An Anabolic Steroid Education Program" addresses the need to provide accurate information about anabolic steroids and healthy alternatives to both adults and adolescents in order to enable individuals to make informed decisions concerning anabolic steroid use. The program provides situations, case studies, learning activities, worksheets, and questions and answers that can be utilized by individuals planning and implementing anabolic steroid education programs. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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