You will prepare and submit a term paper on Performance Enhancing Drugs and Their Prevalence in the Society. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. This is one possible explanation of the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the society. We want to achieve everything at all costs and this desire for success and excellence has shaped our perception in a way that justifies the use of such drugs no matter the consequences. No health or social cost of the drug can stop a person who is just obsessed with meeting the end. We, as a society, have corrupted our moral system to a level that the distinction between right and wrong has blurred.
The prevalence of performance-enhancing drugs in the society is a serious cause of concern for parents and medical experts. The prevalence of such drugs in the society show how many people are looking to achieve their aims at the cost of their health. According to a study around 3million people in the United States of America had used anabolic steroids in 2001 (Silver, 2001). The number is 10 years old so one can imagine the how many active users of performance-enhancing drugs exist in the society today. It also shows that there is a huge supply line for such drugs in the market and manufacturers are finding ways to penetrate the health care system of the society.
Media is to be blamed for the increasing use of performance enhancing drug in the society. Media has constantly attempted to present a ‘macho man’ image of men which is luring males of all ages to strive to get an attractive body. A need to look good is not something undesirable but the obsession of looking attractive forces people to use drugs even at the expense of their health. Everyone wants to look fit and all muscular, and when this is not possible through exercise they are compelled to use the ‘shortcut’ method of taking performance-enhancing drugs. .