What about the legal, social and economic consequences?
There are some legal implications with them. Those legal implications are due to the goverment trying to legislate morality.
None the less, Is the legal risk worth it?
The social issue is again, one of morality from the uneducated public. The public has been provided with news "sound bits" that steroids are deadly. This is not true.
The only econmonmic consequences is the goverment getting involved in professional sports...like with Roger Clemens.
American needs to devote more time and money to solving the "Recession" and the War than worrying about which athletes are taking what.
If you are caught using steroids, you could be convicted of a felony.
That is a big "If."
But even if you aren't convicted, employer knowledge of your involvement with illegal drugs could jeopardize your job. If you have a family to support, it is irresponsibly
I agree, "Is it worth the risk?"
vain for you to risk your livelihood just on the desire to look better physically.
Vanity is part of what keep people going to gyms, getting cosmetic surgeery, women putting on make up, men and women buying nice clothes, cars, etc.
There is almost zero probablility that a Joe Six Pack can get a legit medical doctor to prescribe him steroids just for the sake of looking better. Anyone who seeks steroids will be forced to get them in the black market, where he has to come in contact with criminal elements. There , he runs the risk of getting ripped off or getting contaminated gear. And if his dealer goes down, the dealer will take Joe Six Pack with him.
The "Anti Aging Clinics" can and do prescribe them. I have several friends who are on "Hormone Replacement Therapy"...not me though.
The black market is one of the reasons they should be allowed to be prescribed by a physician...my moral view. Inso doing, you are better able to control their use and tax them.
As for a dealer taking down "Joe Six Pack," the government is not too concerned with that small fish.
Years ago, a friend of mine was questioned in regard to where he got Growth Hormone. The agent wasn't concerned with him, they wanted to get the distributor.
But if anyone still wants to take steroids to look good, cool. Just hope that you don't end up looking good in jail.
I doubt a user would go to jail. However, there would definitely be some legal and social problems.
So, were back to, "Is it worth the risk?" I personally question that myself.