Clearly it was a ‘teacher’ who knew little about the area in depth, or at least expected you to or was marking grammar or something.
Prescription drugs are absofuckinglutely dangerous. The idea that because they are legal and prescribed makes them safe even at the prescribed dose is bollocks.
Simply plain old wrong mate.
Unlike in the UK, a large proportion of those requiring long term drug counselling and medical treatment in the US have never used Heroin or Tar in their life, they just used the Oxycodone, Hydromorphone and Hydrocodone given to them by prescription, used in the prescribed doses and for the prescribed period.
Benzodiazepines are highly addictive and withdrawal can lead to death and often leads to convulsions at least. they are massively prescribed to all age groups in the West - without checking they are one of the most commonly used prescription drugs of all time (Valium anyone?)
Anti-depressants are physically addictive with a few of the newer SSRI’s giving withdrawal effects that feel like electric shocks which shoot from the feet to the brain as you walk… not to mention that certain SSRI’s when given to depressed teens will exacerbate the condition and increase the chances of suicide (no longer prescribed but they were this decade).
Not to mention the fact that almost all prescription drugs have unwanted side effects.
It is just a bad argument. There are excellent arguments for AAS use - even in supraphysiological doses, and I am a proponent many - but yours was the worst i have ever heard of, and if it was published it would be used against those who use steroids backing up the myth that all bodybuilders are thick as two sheets of shit.
Fair enough. I obviously worded my original statement poorly, or at the very least gave the wrong impression.
Obviously, prescription drugs can be dangerous, but how dangerous is too dangerous? Isn’t that the point of medecine? To compare risk/reward? I mean look at all of those commercials we see on TV, the last 10-15 seconds (sometimes more) are usually listing off all of the possible side effects, yet they’re still on the market.
Would you consider Testosterone in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing to be dangerous?
Not to mention the fact that almost anyone above the age of 13 can get their hands on alcohol and tobacco…
What are some of your ‘pro’ arguments for steroid use. I’d be interested in hearing them.
(FWIW, since tone is hard to portray over the internet, I’m not trying to be a dick. I’m just trying to make this into a worthwhile discussion.)[/quote]
No, you still believe that because a drug is legally prescribed it cannot be inhertently dangerous - even though i am talking about when they are used in the correct way by people who know what they are doing - whether that is death or addiction.
IME you have FAR too much trust and faith in the medical practitioners who prescribe drugs.
You should alos be aware that in the UK we dont have ads for prescription drugs in the same way you do in the US, so my information is not just something i heard on an advert or mused about between commercial breaks.
I am not sure where you live but in the UK and in the US it is not possible for anyone over 13 to get tobacco or alcohol at all… over 18 is closer to reality.
Lastly, as for my pro-steroid arguments, sorry mate but that is a long post i am not about to begin this morning! Needless to say your argument would not be part of it