Mike Lee<br />COMM107<br />Section 2301<br />Persuasive Speech<br />
Are YOU a 98 lb. weakling?<br />
Legalize Anabolic Steroids<br />
What are anabolic steroids?<br />Synthetic derivatives of testosterone. (ESPN)<br />Retains dietary protein. (ESPN)<br />B...
Gains<br />Look like a Greek God.<br />Enhance physical performance.<br />Feel young again. (Bigger)<br /><ul><li>Has help...
Costs<br />Ball-shrinking, balding, hair growth, acne, reduced sperm count. (ESPN)<br />Liver damage, premature heart atta...
     Are steroids THAT    <br />Cortisone steroids: tendon ruptures. (Cluett)<br />Anti-depressants: anxiety and suicide. ...
Are they?<br />Centers for Disease Control:<br />Mortality Statistics<br />Tobacco – 435,000 Americans per year<br />Alcoh...
Legality<br />Benefits<br />Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 (Steroid Law – Anabolic)<br />Same category as narcotic ...
Steroid Users in America:<br />15% are Athletes<br />85% are Recreational Users<br />-Rick Collins Esq. <br />		Attorney /...
References<br />"Anabolic Steroids | CESAR." CESAR (Center for Substance Abuse Research). Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.c...
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  1. 1. Mike Lee<br />COMM107<br />Section 2301<br />Persuasive Speech<br />
  2. 2. Are YOU a 98 lb. weakling?<br />
  3. 3. Legalize Anabolic Steroids<br />
  4. 4. What are anabolic steroids?<br />Synthetic derivatives of testosterone. (ESPN)<br />Retains dietary protein. (ESPN)<br />Began in 30’s, eventually used by WWII soldiers. (Cesar)<br />1958 American Dr. Zeigler creates a better version.<br />Banned by Olympics 1975. (Cesar)<br />
  5. 5. Gains<br />Look like a Greek God.<br />Enhance physical performance.<br />Feel young again. (Bigger)<br /><ul><li>Has helped with AIDS, Cancer, Bell’s Palsy, Alzheimer’s. (Benefits, Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)) </li></ul>The Gains OVERPOWER the Costs<br />
  6. 6. Costs<br />Ball-shrinking, balding, hair growth, acne, reduced sperm count. (ESPN)<br />Liver damage, premature heart attacks, and strokes. (ESPN)<br />Psychological problems. (ESPN)<br />The Gains OVERPOWER the Costs<br />
  7. 7. Are steroids THAT <br />Cortisone steroids: tendon ruptures. (Cluett)<br />Anti-depressants: anxiety and suicide. (Vedantam, Side Effects)<br />Viagra: vision problems, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, etc. (Viagra)<br />Plastic surgeries: risk of infection, blood clots.<br />Cosmetic surgery: as vain and fake as anabolic steroids.<br />evil?<br />
  8. 8. Are they?<br />Centers for Disease Control:<br />Mortality Statistics<br />Tobacco – 435,000 Americans per year<br />Alcohol – 75,000 Americans per year<br />Anabolic Steroids – 3 Americans per year<br />All info. From Bigger Stronger Faster*<br />Emergency Room Visits<br /> Alcohol, <br /> Cocaine, <br /> Steroids… after multivitamins! <br />All info. From Bigger Stronger Faster*<br />
  9. 9. Legality<br />Benefits<br />Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 (Steroid Law – Anabolic)<br />Same category as narcotic painkillers and barbiturates. (Steroid Law – Anabolic)<br />DEA, FDA, AMA shouldn’t be treated like illicit drugs. (Bigger)<br />Better regulation means they would be safer and more standard.<br />Help stop the illegal market of the substance. <br />Taxation on the sale of steroids = source of revenue for the government.<br />Criminalization<br />
  10. 10. Steroid Users in America:<br />15% are Athletes<br />85% are Recreational Users<br />-Rick Collins Esq. <br /> Attorney / Author of Legal Muscle<br />
  11. 11. References<br />"Anabolic Steroids | CESAR." CESAR (Center for Substance Abuse Research). Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/drugs/steroids.asp>.<br />Anabolic Steroids - Steroid .com. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://www.steroid.com/>.<br />"Anabolic Steroids: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anabolicsteroids.html>.<br />"Benefits of Steroids and Excellence in Performance." Free Articles Directory | Submit Articles - ArticlesBase.com. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/benefits-of-steroids-and-excellence-in-performance-857569.html>.<br />Bigger Stronger Faster*. Dir. Chris Bell. Perf. Chris Bell. Magnolia Pictures, 2008. DVD.<br />Cluett, Jonathan. "Side Effects of Cortisone | What Are the Side Effects of a Cortisone Shot." About Orthopedics. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://orthopedics.about.com/od/paintreatment/f/sideeffects.htm>.<br />"ESPN.com - SPECIAL - Anabolic Steroids." ESPN: The Worldwide Leader In Sports. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://espn.go.com/special/s/drugsandsports/steroids.html>.<br />Sherwood, By Chris. "Complications & Side Effects of Cosmetic Surgery | EHow.com." EHow | How To Do Just About Everything! | How To Videos & Articles. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <http://www.ehow.com/about_4827336_complications-side-effects-cosmetic-surgery.html>.<br />"Side Effects of Antidepressants." Depression - Understand It, Treat It, Beat It. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/dlp/treating-depression/side-effects-of-antidepressants/>.<br />"Steroid Law – Anabolic Steroid Control Act." Steroid Abuse. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <http://www.steroid-abuse.org/anabolic-steroid-control-act-2004.htm>.<br />Steroid Law - Welcome to SteroidLaw.com. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://www.steroidlaw.com/>.<br />"Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic) - InfoFacts - NIDA." National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/steroids.html>.<br />Vedantam, Shankar. "Antidepressants a Suicide Risk for Young Adults - Washingtonpost.com." Washingtonpost.com - Nation, World, Technology and Washington Area News and Headlines. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/13/AR2006121300452.html>.<br />"Viagra Side Effects | Drugs.com." Drugs.com | Prescription Drugs - Information, Interactions & Side Effects. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.drugs.com/sfx/viagra-side-effects.html>.<br />
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