10. Con­cerns about steroid use in Car­bon­ear

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Plenty of eye­brows were raised in early De­cem­ber af­ter po­lice and some com­mu­nity lead­ers in the Car­bon­ear area raised con­cerns about what they said was an in­creas­ing preva­lence of steroid use among a small group of young peo­ple.

“Dur­ing the past year we have seen a rise in steroid-re­lated oc­cur­rences in the Trinity Con­cep­tion district, some of which did in­volve high school stu­dents in the area,” RCMP Const. John Hedges was quoted as say­ing in the Dec. 6 edi­tion of The Com­pass.

The is­sue was first raised pub­licly by a com­mu­nity leader who brought his con­cerns to the news­pa­per.

The leader, who asked to re­main anony­mous, stated the fol­low­ing: “en­hance­ments have al­tered the stu­dents’ mood, in­creased ag­gres­sion, re­sulted in loss of at­ten­tion and fo­cus of stu­dents dur­ing school stud­ies. Stu­dents have been known to gain large amounts of weight and over­all phys­i­cal size in short pe­ri­ods of time, which is not the norm with con­ven­tional strength and con­di­tion­ing pro­grams.”

Hedges said po­lice had “iden­ti­fied peo­ple be­lieved to be re­spon­si­ble in the traf­fick­ing of steroids.”

Un­der the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act, an­abolic steroids and their de­riv­a­tives are il­le­gal to ob­tain or sell with­out a pre­scrip­tion.

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