With so much attention on PEDs, especially in baseball with the Mitchell Report and multiple congressional hearings, it appears that the black market is going to be the one with the most to gain. Individuals who decide to use these substances will not have many alternatives, especially with these once over-the-counter precursors being banned.
Throughout the history of anabolic steroids, a lot has been learned on what these drugs can and cannot do. There is still a place for them in the medical community and – in some people’s minds – athletics, as well. The obvious is sometimes ignored – that even the thought of using PEDs should not occur until one is an adult.
That is the one common denominator in both the opponents and proponents of steroids. Both camps can do themselves a little justice by becoming more educated on the subject.
Ironically, narcotics share the same particularity – they are more useful as an illegal good. Undoubtedly, the large supplies of narcotics come from channels protected by the government. In the books “ The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia ” and “ Drug Traffic: Narcotics and Organized Crime in Australia ” Alfred W. McCoy revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency, better know from propaganda movies as CIA, was largely involved in drug trafficking from the Middle East through Europe to the United States in the 1960s. If you think that narcotics are kept illegal because it’s hard to catch the “bad guys”, think again.