If you or someone you know is having problems with drugs, help is available at:
Alcohol and Drug 24-Hour Helpline
Crisis Clinic Resource Hotline
True North-Student Assistance Services
Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center
If you want to learn more about drug abuse or find information on particular drugs, the following links can be useful:
Drug dependence/abuse information by WebMD
Drug information and parenting advice
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s family and parenting guide
The Partnership at DrugFree.org has information for parents in English and in Spanish, along with a drug guide
Slang terms: arnolds, gym candy, pumpers, stackers, weight trainers, juice.
Anabolic steroids are a group of powerful compounds closely related to the male sex hormone testosterone. Steroids are illegal to possess without a prescription from a licensed physician. They are only safe for use when a doctor monitors the person.
In addition to illegally using the drug, steroid users subject themselves to more than 70 side effects. Some effects – like heart attacks and strokes, liver cancer, and damage to the reproductive system – may not show up for years.
DXM (cough syrup)