Substance Abuse Blog Post

What are the dangers of using substances to alter body shape?  Give specific examples and consequences.  What are some healthy alternatives?

The dangers of using substances to alter body shape can vary drastically. It could be physical or mental consequences. Here is a list of some of the negative effects:

  • Insomnia.
  • Anxiety.
  • Weight loss.
  • Dependence and addiction.
  • Dehydration.
  • Tremors.
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiac arrhythmia.

The consequences can be unthinkable. Most of these drugs are performance-enhancing drugs, which means it boosts your performance in sports. Unfortunately, every drug has a side effect. The worst thing that can happen to you is to get fired from your profession. It could be the NBA, it could be club football. You can lose your income, or just die because of drug use. Since the effects of these drugs can cause anxiety, it can damage relationships and your life.

Some of the healthy alternatives to enhance performance is to live a healthy lifestyle. Don’t abuse or misuse things. At the end, the humans didn’t use artificial substances win.