Popular names ‘roids’
What is it?

Steroids are a group of drugs similar to the male hormone, testosterone. It is usually associated with people who are interested in body building.



Sought after effects
  • assists the male sexual function
  • enhances libido
  • increases production of red blood cells (good for building muscles)
Undesired effects
  • high blood pressure
  • liver damage (especially tablet form)
  • can reduce testicle size
What does it look like?

Steroids are readily available in many gyms and are sold as tablets/capsules or ampoules.

How is it taken?

Swallowed: tablets/capsules are swallowed (ingested)

Injected: ampoules are injected into muscle