Anabolic Steroid Program
- Steroid Addiction/Treatment
Anabolic steroids can be taken orally, injected intramuscularly, or rubbed on the skin when in the form of gels or creams. These drugs are often used in patterns called cycling that involve taking multiple doses of steroids over a specific period of time, stopping for a period, and starting again. Users also frequently combine several different types of steroids in a process known as stacking. By doing this, users believe that the different steroids will interact to produce an effect on muscle size that is greater than the effects of using each drug individually. Another mode of steroid use is "pyramiding." This is a process in which users slowly escalate steroid use (increasing the number of drugs used at one time and/or the dose and frequency of one or more steroids) reaching a peak amount at mid-cycle and gradually tapering the dose toward the end of the cycle.
Anabolic steroid abuse has been associated with a wide range of adverse side effects ranging from some that are physically unattractive, such as acne and breast development in men, to others that are life threatening. Most of the effects are reversible if the abuser stops taking the drug, but some can be permanent. In addition to the physical effects, anabolic steroids can also cause increased irritability and aggression, or “Roid Rage”. Some of the health consequences that can occur in both males and females include liver cancer, heart attacks, and elevated cholesterol levels. In addition to these, steroid use among adolescents may prematurely stop the lengthening of bones resulting in stunted growth. People who inject steroids also run the risk of contracting or transmitting hepatitis or HIV. Some steroid abusers experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. These withdrawal symptoms include mood swings, fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, and depression. This depression can lead to suicide attempts, and if left untreated, can persist for a year or more after the abuser stops taking the drugs.
Over the past few years SouthCoast Recovery has been on the forefront of treating Anabolic Steroids abuse more then ever before. Close to 20% of young adults between the ages of 13 and 18 were found to be abusing Anabolic Steroids last year and that number has climbed more than 5% t this year so far. Over this past year alone, clients that come to SCR for Anabolic Steroids treatment have also been found to have abuse issues with other drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, or narcotic drugs. SouthCoast’s program helps all addicts that are dealing with addiction, but young people are the biggest population that we are treating in the past years. Finding a place that will approach a young person’s outlook on life, as an addict is something that we do not take lightly. It is important for families looking for help with Anabolic Steroids to look at various rehabilitation solutions and make sure that a specific Anabolic Steroid program is available.
SouthCoast Recovery utilizes the most cutting edge Anabolic Steroid treatment detox methods such as NTR to ease our clients through detox, making this phase as comfortable as possible.
The medical and social problems of Anabolic Steroids are extremely diverse and far reaching, and as a result, SouthCoast brings solutions to the client in a way that is tangible and easy to apply. Taking this into consideration we have put together to program that takes the mind, body, spirit approach to the client’s lives. We think that this is the best way to bring the client all of the Anabolic Steroid treatment opportunities that we have.
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Anabolic Steroid Treatment Services/Options:
• Intervention services
• Physical health evaluation
• Medically-supervised, social model and holistic detox options
• Medication to help with cravings, pain and sleep
• Continued physical care throughout recovery
• Psychological evaluation for dual diagnosis of problems such as depression and anxiety, which may be underlying causes of abuse
• Individual psychological treatment
• Individual counseling
• Family counseling
• Anabolic Steroid abuse education
• Health and wellness education
• Denial management
• Relapse prevention
• Anger management
• Acupuncture for pain management, stress reduction and decreased cravings
• Detoxification massage therapy
• Meditation for stress reduction, a calmer mind, reduced cravings and clarity
• Fitness sessions at gym (24-Hour Fitness)
• Integration of 12-step principles and Narcotics Anonymous meetings
• Structure, guidance and practice for long-term sobriety
Getting clean takes courage, guidance, and structure. SouthCoast Recovery Anabolic Steroid Treatment Center offers intervention, detox, medication and treatment to conquer Anabolic Steroid addiction. Our world-class clinical staff offers daily individual attention to get to the heart of the problem, deal with the wreckage and build the framework for a new, sobriety-based life.
We offer affordable, effective rehabilitation on the cutting-edge. Anabolic Steroid addiction requires extended care. We offer 30, 60 and 90-day Anabolic Steroid Treatment programs tailored to the individual’s needs. We blend clinical and holistic Anabolic Steroid Treatment methods to renew mind, body and spirit while restoring relationships, goals and purpose. This prepares our clients for long-term sobriety, allowing our Anabolic Steroid addiction treatment program to excel where others fail.
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About Anabolic Steroids
Q) What are Anabolic Steroids?
A) Anabolic steroids (AS) are synthetic derivative of testosterone (the male sex hormone). Testosterone is responsible for normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics which include growth and maturation of the prostate, seminal vesicles, penis, and scrotum. Furthermore, testosterone help in thickening of the vocal cord, the alteration in body musculature and fat distribution, and the retention of nitrogen, water, and electrolytes.
Q) How is Anabolic Steroid used?
A) Anabolic steroids can be taken orally, injected intramuscularly, or rubbed on the skin when in the form of gels or creams.
Q) What are the side effects of Anabolic Steroids?
A)Anabolic steroids are associated with numerous side effects. Most of the side effects are mild and reversible. However, some are permanent and life threatening.
In both sexes:
* Decrease in HDL to LDL (good to bad cholesterol) ratio
* Edema due to fluid and electrolytes retention
* Increased or decreased libido
* Liver cell tumors
* Male pattern baldness
* Prostate Enlargement
* Bladder irritability
* Increased frequency of erection
* Inhibition of testicular function
* Testicular atrophy
* Clitoral enlargement
* Deepening of voice
* Increase in facial and body hair
* Menstrual irregularities
Q) What are the withdrawal symptoms of Anabolic Steroid abuse?A) Mood swings, fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, and steroid cravings. The most dangerous of the withdrawal symptoms is depression, because it sometimes leads to suicide attempts. If left untreated, some depressive symptoms associated with anabolic steroid withdrawal have been known to persist for a year or more after the abuser stops taking the drugs.