The Dangers of Steroids
Mike Keys’s father speaks out on his son’s death from ‘roid rage. A former NFL Pro Bowl player describes his terminal heart disease. An Olympic champion describes the rampant steroid use sanctioned even by doctors in the sixties, seventies, and eighties. Steroids’ effect on the body and the ramifications of steroid use for sports are described in this up-to-date video. Other topics discussed include new statistics on steroid users (more girls, more non-athletes), terrifying side effects (liver damage, stunted growth), and legal performance enhancing drugs (such as the one Mark McGwire used during his record-breaking season). The disc includes a pdf teacher’s guide and reproducible activities. Grades 8–12. Color. 31 minutes. Human Relations Media. ©1999.