Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs Addictive?

Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs Addictive?Performance enhancers typically refer to anabolic steroids and precursors like DHEA, but there are several other drugs that Philadelphia athletes may use illicitly to gain a competitive edge, including the following:

  • Stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall that provide focus and energy
  • Sedatives like Valium and Xanax to calm nerves and steady hands
  • Painkillers like Vicodin to allow athletes to perform through pain
  • Blood boosters like EPO to enhance endurance for sports like cycling

All of these drugs are addictive on some level, either physically, psychologically or both. [Read more…]