Steroid Abuse Teacher’s Activity

 

This activity focuses on steroids and provides you with a classroom activity to use with your students. You can review the on screen version below to learn more.

Damage Diagram

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Get the total picture of what steroids can do to the brain and body.

Symptoms / Side Effects:

  • Baldness can be caused by steroid abuse.
  • Because of how steroids act on the limbic system in the brain, mood swings, including homicidal rage can occur.
  • Taking roids can cause pimples to pop up.
  • Females who take steroids can become more masculine. Their voices can deepen.
  • A condition called atherosclerosis can be caused by steroid use. This condition can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
  • When hormone production is disrupted, males can develop breasts, a condition called gynecomastia.
  • Tumors and blood-filled cysts can develop on the liver of steroid users.
  • Increased levels of hormones signal bones to stop growing.

Damage Diagram in PDF (392K)

Quiz for Students

Once your students have reviewed the information in Facts on Drugs: Steroids you can use the quiz below to test their knowledge.

Steroids Quiz in PDF (14k)

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