Artificial Athletes: the Danger of Steroids


As many of 5 million people annually, including 175,000 high-school girls and 350,000 high-school age boys, may be abusing steroids to improve athletic performance, appearance and self-image.

The program features a number of insightful interviews: Dr. Charles Yesalis, one of the world’s foremost authorities on sports enhancement drugs; Pat Connolly, who coached Olympic Gold Medallist sprinter Evelyn Ashford, and who witnessed steroids use in the Olympics from 1964 through 1988; NFL Pro Bowl lineman Steve Courson; World-Class body builder Steve Mihalik; and NY Islanders’ team physician Dr. Anthony Maddallo, who provides important medical information.

Perhaps the most compelling participant is Blaine Keys, the father of a teen who committed suicide under the influence of steroids. His emotional account is a powerful and clear warning about steroids abuse.

A wake-up call to athletes, coaches, teenagers and parents.