Specific Drug: Androgens
Classification: Anabolic steroids
Commercial Names: Testosterone, Androstenedione, Dianabol, Winstrol, Durabolin, Anadrol
Common Names/Nicknames: Steroids, roids, juice, gym candy, pumpers
Active Compound: Various anabolic androgens (such as testosterone and androstenedione)
Found in: Prescription androgens
Mode of Consumption: Injection, ingestion, epidermal absorption
DEA Scheduling/Legal Status (in US): Schedule III, legal with prescription.
Long-term use: increased physical performance, slight euphoria, increased energy, increased competitiveness
Long-term use: increased hostility, aggression, acne, heart damage, liver damage
Males: decreased libido, hypogonadism, gynecomastia; Females: menstrual irregularities, deepened voice, male pattern body hair, clitoromegaly
Dangerous Drug Combinations:
Potentially dangerous mix with blood-thinners (eg Coumadin, Heparin), and diabetes medications.
Though non-addictive per se, steroid users do report positive feelings when using and feelings of fatigue, depression, and insomnia when stopping use.
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“Students may bring an intoxicated or drug-impaired friend to University Health Services or to a hospital, or seek assistance from College residential life staff or HUPD, and by doing this, neither they nor the friend will face disciplinary action from the College for having used or provided alcohol or drugs.”
The Amnesty Policy
Harvard College Student Handbook