RTE Investigates produced a dramatic programme last night that showed the true extent of anabolic steroid abuse amongst young men in Ireland.
The show saw how one young man ended his life after severe depression and paranoia took over from steroid use. It showed various medical experts who claimed these people’s lives are at risk as a result of taking anabolic steroids.
The show interviewed former Ireland’s strongest man James Fennelly who said that he used steroids some years ago but thankfully managed to give them up.
Many young men interviewed said how they saw body image as the main reason they started using and abusing steroids.
The show depicted just how easily accessible these steroids are. They showed every day dealers, health food shops and even personal trainers supplying steroids to anyone who asked.
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