Laws and Penalties: Concerns over growing illegal AAS abuse by teenagers, and many of the just discussed long-term effects, led Congress in 1991 to place the whole AAS class of drugs into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under this legislation, AAS are defined as any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to T (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of AAS without a valid prescription is illegal. Since 1991, simple possession of illegally obtained AAS carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking (selling or possessing enough to be suspected of selling) is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of AAS. State executive offices have also recognized the seriousness of AAS abuse and other drugs of abuse in schools. For example, the State of Virginia enacted a law that will allow student drug testing as a legitimate school drug prevention program (48, 49).
One of the most popular steroids on the planet, Winstrol not only possesses large popularity but a bit of infamy as well thanks to athletic steroid scandals in recent history; most notably Ben Johnson and the 1988 Olympic Games. Not only is this steroid popular among bodybuilders and power lifters it is a longtime favorite of a host of various professional athletes, largely in-part due to its versatility. While most will use this anabolic steroid in cutting cycles it can be a solid addition to a bulker as well. Unlike the previously mentioned horse steroids this one can absolutely be found in human grade. While it is of both human grade nature and vet grade this anabolic steroid is not uncommonly used in horses, thereby giving it somewhat of an honorary title in the horse steroid camp.