Drugs and sports

Sun.Star Baguio - - PrimeSports - BOBBY VINLUAN

THE Gov­ern­ment cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs in a na­tional scope is well dis­sem­i­nat­ing the mes­sage that the use con­sump­tion or sale thereof is pun­ish­able by law, but to what ex­tent that this law cov­ers when it comes to drug clas­si­fi­ca­tion.

Sports is also known to de­vi­ate the young from us­ing il­le­gal drugs, it is one ac­tiv­ity that pro­motes health and well­ness even for the el­derly, How­ever, sports has its own prob­lems on the il­le­gal use of drugs by ath­letes. It may not be like “shabu” or any­thing else, but when it is abused it re­sults to prac­ti­cally any kind of health prob­lem.

Drugs in sports is im­por­tant, thanks to science, mod­ern medicine is work­ing on ways to bet­ter im­prove health and fit­ness, aside from a solid health reg­i­men as it is for health-re­lated pro­grams: Don’t smoke, eat right, rest right, and ex­er­cise, drugs are used as sup­ple­men­tary to bet­ter health and fit­ness, as en­hancers for phys­i­o­log­i­cal de­fi­cien­cies.

One unusual re­port of drug abuse in sports to date is the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of run­ners in the

lat­est Olympic Games found to be pos­i­tive in drugs af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, oth­ers of the like is the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of ath­letes in any kind of sports found to be us­ing drugs that turns out pos­i­tive dur­ing drug tests.

Some dan­ger­ous ways that drug is abused in sports is the use of “steroids”, while th­ese kind of drugs are strictly to be pre­scribed by doc­tors for its use, oth­ers use it be­yond pre­scrip­tion. To some ex­tent, an over­dose or the use of an­i­mal steroids for hu­man con­sump­tion for pur­poses of the in­di­vid­ual ath­lete’s ad­van­tage in their field of sport.

The ef­fects of drug abuse in sports how­ever may be vi­tal for this af­fects them phys­i­o­log­i­cally and psy­cho­log­i­cally that fac­tu­ally de­ter­mines the de­scent of the in­di­vid­ual ath­lete in their field of sport.

It is a fact that drug abuse ef­fects are vi­tal how­ever, all th­ese things for the most part, the writ­ten off lim­i­ta­tions for drug use are things that can be re­versed. One of the best ways to com­plete such re­ver­sal is through ex­er­cise or join­ing sports ac­tiv­i­ties as it is well doc­u­mented. Say “No to Drugs and Yes to Sport”.

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