If you or someone you know is having problems with drugs, help is available at:
Alcohol and Drug 24-Hour Helpline
First Call for Help
24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Spokane Crime Victims Service Center
24 Hour Crisis Center
Other Resources Available in the Spokane Area:
Spokane County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resource Directory.
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
NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Drug Facts and Information pages courtesy of TOGETHER!.
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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 patient.
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.
Click on the drugs listed below to find out more about them