Even though anabolic steroids do not cause the same high as other drugs, they can lead to addiction. Studies have shown that animals will self-administer steroids when they have the chance, just as they do with other addictive drugs. People may continue to abuse steroids despite physical problems, high costs to buy the drugs, and negative effects on their relationships. These behaviors reflect steroids' addictive potential. Research has further found that some steroid users turn to other drugs, such as opioids, to reduce sleep problems and irritability caused by steroids.
Anybody that believes that Clemens did not use perfomance enhacing drugs is living a fairy tale. Unfortunantly when steroids
arrived on the scene (in the baseball world) in the mid 80’s it put pressure on the entire league to either take them and stay up with the competition or lose your job. This happens in high school, college, minor leagues, etc… Clemens is not fat but he is simply bloated. Bloat (water retention) comes from using steroids. I don’t blame Clemens for it one bit. Unfortunantly steroids and HGH are a big part of being an athlete these days from high school to the pro’s. I am scared for my son.