CAP DDRR Lesson Plan
CAP DDRR Lesson Plan
Performance Enhancing Drugs
This Lesson Plan Produced By Your Drug Demand Reduction Program
What are Steroids?
Powerful compounds closely related to male sex
Current legitimate medical uses include
treatment of certain kinds of anemia
Users claim steroids give them a competitive
advantage and/or improve their physical
appearance and use these drugs illegally
What Do They Look Like?
Steroids come in tablet or liquid form.
How They Appear
What are some of the signs that a person
is using steroids?
Use produces increases in:
Lean muscle mass
Ability to train longer and harder
Some Short-term Effects
For women, side effects
Growth of facial hair
Changes in or cessation
of menstrual cycle
For adolescents, side
For men, additional side
Shrinking of the testicles
Reduced sperm count
Development of breasts
Some Long-term Effects
DEA indicates long-term, high-dose effects of steroid use
are largely unknown.
What is the DEA Federal Classification
Schedule for steroids?
Steroids are listed as DEA Federal Classification
Schedule III drugs, which have a stimulant
effect on the central nervous system.
Penalties for Possession
Penalties for possession of steroids range from the
First offense: 5 years imprisonment
Second offense: 10 years imprisonment
As a member of CAP, what should you
do if you know someone who is using
Notify one of the following:
Deputy Commander for Cadets / Cadet Programs Officer
Chaplain / Moral Leadership Officer
Why do people use steroids?
To bulk up.
To become the “best.”
Gives them an edge in sports.
They see professionals do it.
Believe it will make them more popular.
What are some of the ways you can say
“No” to drugs without isolating yourself?
That’s not me!
I might get caught.
My trainer won’t let me.
What? And get kicked off the team?
No way, Man!
Performance enhancing drugs are a serious
People participating in athletics are pressured to
Are a few hours of “fun” or awards worth all the
Ask yourself, “Is it really worth it?”
DO NOT USE STERIODS!
Lesson Plan Resources
Steroids by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Available on www.drugfree.org
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Available on www.dea.gov
Don’t march with these guys,
say NO to drugs!
DEAD MEN WALKING