The claim is that athletes already go above and beyond to enhance their performance by using things like PRP and studying their bodies’ reaction to different environments and activities, so why not allow them to make use of steroids in sport to maximize their potential? Again, it all comes down to morality and keeping the games “fair” for those who cannot or will not use steroids to enhance their performance. Imagine an NFL game in which one team is doping and the other is not. It would make for some seriously unhappy fans, to say the least.
Each user experiences their own unique feelings when using steroids and coming off the drug. When someone chooses to stop using they can experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms linked to addiction. Symptoms can include mood swings, fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, the desire to take more steroids, and depression. Evidence for steroid addiction is certainly not as strong as it is for other drugs like cocaine or heroin. Though it is clear that people develop a tolerance and dependence on them and willingly experience negative consequences when using steroids - both of which are signs for drug dependence.