[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
Here’s an funny thing though, the argument against steroids is that it is “cheating” and “gross” and “might cause the person to fly into a rage and murder everyone around them”. The thing is, if people are allowed to take steroids in MLB, then everyone will take them. And then what? Kids will start taking them. And THAT is a problem.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 6 percent of the 15,000 students in grades 9 through 12 who took the CDC’s 2003 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey acknowledged taking steroid pills or shots at least once.”
Now although I can’t verify the authenticity of this survey,
And rightly not.
A while back there was a survey finding some quite substantial percentage of middle-school GIRLS claiming anabolic steroid use. Which cannot be correct.
Self-reporting surveys particularly of kids and drug use are notoriously unreliable. Some percentage of kids will find it “cool” to reply yes to using various things that are illegal or considered immoral. Many studies are more interested in sensationalism (or funding) than in working to correct for such error.
Absolutely. I know that I used to check ‘yes, often’ next to all of the questioned activities on these surveys in school, because it was anonymous I thought it would be funny to throw a monkey-wrench into the works. I can’t be the only student that did this on these forms…