Just thought it was interesting that there was an Anti-Steroid campaign like the Weed ones from the 'Ad Council'. Arn't all these ads aimed towards teens? I didnt know there was a steroid epidemic in high schools.
the aim is to get it in their heads that steroids are 'cheating' at a young age in hopes that by the time they get to college they actually believe it and decline use. ...not that i think its going to work.
Because of my job, I get to see some of the campaigns that Ad Council does. No they're not geared only towards teens. They have things like: obesity prevention, wildfire prevention, forest conservation, credit score education, crime prevention,.....
Texas just finished their highly expensive steroid testing and I believe they found 4 people who used. Whatever the number, it was not worth the money spent on testing especially considering how the school system in this location is coming up short in areas that really matter as far as education. There is no steroid epidemic and teenagers are not the main users anyway. Grown men (white collar workers) in their 30's are the main users of those hormones making the majority of the hype we hear as far as "saving the children" complete and utter nonsense.
Ads like that go a long way towards stunting any further research or advancement as far as maintaining or even reversing the aging process. They are not doing any of us any favors.
It seems the government wants most of us dead by 65 anyway so the last thing desired is 50+ year old supermen who feel like 20 year olds and who can still have sex for hours every night.
I would say I take the opposite middle stance, I'm anti-steroids, but for cheating. I'd be lying though, I'm pro-steroids, and pro-cheating. It's only cheating if you get caught, and if you ain't cheating you ain't trying hard enough.
I just don't get this country sometimes. Here we have a campaign against a pharmaceutical item that's deemed bad by almost everyone who doesn't have any relative experience with it. Yet the masses will enthusiastically gobble up every fucking over-the-counter pill and prescription drug for ALL sorts of preventable maladies, without any regard to the side effects and their consequences.
Yup. Especially when you compare the numbers for steroid use to the numbers of kids smoking cigarettes or drinking underage, however because there was such a lack of research and evidence on the consequences and results of steroid use, they went for bullshit such as the sanctity of sports and the miniscule percentage of high school who were probably fucking around anyway when they claimed using steroids on those drug surveys they make you take in school.