IPEDS – the law

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The Law Anabolic Steroids are controlled as Class C substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.  It is not illegal to possess, but it is an offence to manufacture, import or export steroids with intent to supply unless you have a licence to do so.  The maximum penalty for these offences is 14 years… Read more »

IPEDS – the effects

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Effects Unlike most drugs Steroids don’t provide an instant change in physical or mental state, so users don’t experience a ‘high’.  Depending on the particular compound used users may experience increased muscle growth and strength, fat loss, increased sex drive, and feelings of confidence. However, the user will experience the opposite effect once they stop… Read more »

IPEDS- what it looks like

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What it looks like? Some SIEDs come in tablet forms that are intended to be taken orally. However, this method tends to be very damaging to the liver (liver toxic).  Other SIEDs come in oil or water – based preparations for intramuscular injection (injecting into a muscle). Note that injecting into a vein would be… Read more »

Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Basic Info What it looks like Effects Law Factsheets Basic Info Anabolic steroids  (AKA  gear, juice or roids) are synthetically produced chemicals that are categorised as hormones, and are known for their performance and image enhancing properties. Steroids and Image Enhancing Drugs (SIEDs) are used by people who are looking to increase muscle mass and strength, lose… Read more »

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