Steroid Addiction Centers

Steroid addiction centersSteroids are used primarily by athletes who are working to increase their muscle mass. These drugs are taken orally, or by injection in most cases. Steroids are naturally produced by the human body, which is a fact that few people are aware of.  However, that does not mean that abuse of this drug is safe.  There are some serious signs and symptoms that can surface with steroid abuse.

Signs of Steroid Abuse

There are a number of signs of steroid addiction. They may be hard to recognize when you are in denial; however,  if you familiarize yourself with them, you may see them evident in your life and get the push you need to seek drug addiction treatment. Signs of steroid abuse include:

  • You know that there are repercussions but use the drug anyway.
  • Your thoughts always focus on your next dose of steroids, especially when you don’t have anymore.
  • You don’t feel you can control your addiction.
  • Your muscles are developing quickly, with or without exercise.
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using steroids.

There are a variety of causes of steroid dependency. Understanding the causes of addiction can help you prevent dependency issues.

Causes of Dependency

Steroid use is very different than abuse of other drugs. Individuals don’t use steroids to get high; they do it to improve their body image or athleticism. The addiction is not so much the drug itself; it’s upon constantly improving physically, and steroids are needed to see fast results. True withdrawal symptoms are minimal, but those feared by many steroid users are what will happen to their bodies when they stop drug use.

Regardless of your reason for abusing steroids, the drugs will cause some negative health effects. These risks may give you a wake-up call.

Effects of Steroid Use

There are a number of complications and health issues that are associated with steroid abuse and addiction including:

  • Acne and blemishes
  • Depression and suicide
  • Aggression
  • Bad breath
  • Jaundice
  • Heart disease and other cardiovascular issues
  • Infertility
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Nausea
  • Rage
  • Shaking

If you have attained your physical goals by abusing steroids and then decide to stop taking the drug, you will experience withdrawal symptoms as a result of your physical addiction. These are minimal compared to what addicts experience with other drugs, but they may still be present.

Steroid Withdrawal Symptoms

When you are addicted to steroids and suddenly stop taking them, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Cravings for steroids
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Reduced interest in sex
  • Restlessness

Treatment Options for Steroid Addiction

If you have an addiction to steroids and wish to learn how you can overcome your addiction, call us at the number listed. We are here to help guide you to a treatment center that will offer the chance to break the cycle of your addiction.