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Steroids (cont.)

Steroid Addiction Treatment

Those who use anabolic steroids don't become truly addicted to them as may occur with alcohol or other drugs of abuse. However, some studies suggest that there may be some potential for steroid cravings similar to those for caffeine.

The use of anabolic steroids is addictive in terms of the associated lifestyle and the pursuit of the effects that they produce. This includes issues of self-perception and the reality of increased muscle mass and body size.

Treatment needs to address not only the physical usage but also the underlying emotional needs that led to the use in the first place.

Medical Treatment for Steroid Abuse

Medical therapy is directed at dealing with the underlying side effects of steroid use. Many are reversible when the use of steroids is stopped, while other complications may be permanent and require long-term monitoring.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/14/2015

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