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The Drug Epidemic No One Talks About – Steroids

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:32
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In 2008, steroid users were 50% athletes and 50% regular people. Today, those number have skyrocketed to 20% athletes and 80% average people.

From personal experience, trainer Alex Chilcott describes the damaging 
and often deadly side effects of the steroids craze.

by Alex Chilcott

Steroids have become one of the most popular drugs next to marijuana and cocaine. They can be purchased through various websites that ship out of Asia, Europe and South America. However, a lot of sites will sell you defective product. 
The best place to get steroids is in the gym. However, if you are not introduced by someone with standing, they will never sell to you or admit to using. Though steroids are widely used in the police force, police come into gyms hoping to score themselves a drug dealer. 

Generally the top trainers, those with the most bodybuilding trophies are the biggest dealers. In a typical gym, you will only find 1-3 non-users out of 20 trainers. Many of my colleagues, male and female, sold it to clients, members and nonmembers in the club during work hours. 
Steroids are highly addictive. Users generally develop bigorexia  (the opposite of anorexia, where is the delusion that you are never big enough which leads to an addiction to getting bigger.) There is a fear of losing the muscle which leads to prolonged use and increased dosage. 

Many regulars will increase dosage until it literally kills them. They’re the ones who are muscularly oversized (like Arnold Schwarzenegger or the Hulk) with some skin discoloration making them look red or even purplish in the face and sometimes body.  Steroids are nowhere near cheap. Quality steroids can cost from $80 to $160 a vial, sometime much more. 

I witnessed a friend use a very/super masculine steroid in high doses. Originally he had done it a previous occasion but  halted due to side effect health issue that almost cost him his kidneys, after 2 years he came back to the gym, the side effects from previous use left him skinny and feeble looking. He was weighing in at 112 lbs, resembling an Ethiopian long distance runner. 

 Within 2 weeks, he was 185 lbs. I could not believe my eyes. I had never seen anyone grow like that even with the use of steroids. I remember telling his girlfriend that it was very impressive. To my astonishment, she didn’t have a clue that he was on steroids, and of course I didn’t tell her because it was not my place to.  Two week later, he came to me sick as a dog, pale, emaciated, eyelid puffy and lips blue like he’d been living on Everest. 

I pulled him into my office, he told me all about his use, his high dosages, as well how he could no longer sleep due to pain, even holding down food had become difficult and what he could would just go through him. I introduced him to a sports doctor. Naturally they did blood work, and ran tests, the next day he was in the hospital hooked up to a dialysis machine, one kidney had shut down completely and the other was barely working. 

They couldn’t even take him off the steroids for fear of what would happen once his hormone levels drop and immune system stopped working. He passed away 2 months later. To this day, some of his family and loved ones still don’t know that he was a user. 


In 2008, it was believed that steroid users were 50% athletes and 50% regular people. Today, those number have skyrocketed to 20% athletes ( pros you see on TV, not models and bodybuilders) and 80% regular people. Take a look around you. Since when was it so easy to become a Mike Tyson lookalike. It’s in the Olympics; it’s in our sports; it’s made its way into colleges and universities. It’s been in the prison system. Now, thanks to fitness establishments, it’s now in your local neighbourhood.  

Whenever I enter the gym now, I recognize the users. The numbers has increased dramatically. Day by day, steroids are being sold and used by newcomers both male and female. 

All of my clients use steroids with a few exceptions. Everyone seems to want to compete in these bodybuilding competitions and have their 5 minutes of fame. They quickly realize they have to use because everyone else is. Steroids are such an effective drug that when it comes bodybuilding you will never win 1st place in a higher division without it. 

When you walk into a gym now, know that 90% of the trainers are on it, especially the popular and well established ones in the bodybuilding community. When looking at people who are in great shape, it’s a 90/10. That’s not to take away from the naturals who work brutally hard in the gym. 


 I don’t have the power to stop people from using but maybe I can educate people on safe use and the truth. It is possible to achieve prowess naturally but it’s hard work and no one wants to do hard work. They want it fast and easy. We live in a fast food era, where everything is at our finger tips and now that fitness has become a big trend, people want it fast as well. All kinds of products with false promises capitalizing on peoples insecurities and need to look good. It has nothing to do with health, but money and beauty. 

 Be warned, when you decide to put this garbage in your body, that you are literally signing your own death wish by dramatically removing years off your life. 

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  • gradyt

    Steroids are great provided you know how to use them and you are of an appropriate age. As for me, I use them too and I often got only the best steroids from a reputable reseller at So, I am sure that everything will be fine for me. But be very careful with them anyway…

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