About Jack Darkes, PhD, Rick Collins, JD, Dan Gwartney, MD, and Jason Cohen, PsyD

Jack Darkes, PhD (University of South Florida, Tampa, FL),

Rick Collins, JD
(Collins, McDonald & Gann, PC, Mineola, NY,

Daniel Gwartney, MD (Columbia, MO), and

Jason Cohen, PsyD
(Private Practice, San Luis Obispo, CA, www.jcohenpsyd.com).

The writers are coauthors of the chapter 197 in the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR,
entitled "Performance Enhancing Drug Use (including Anabolic Steroids) by Adolescents
and College Students: Etiology and Prevention" (Elsevier, forthcoming 2013), coauthors
of "A League of their Own, Too: Motivational and age of initiation comparisons between
American male and female AAS users," Proceedings of the Fifth International Society
of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo, Las Vegas (6/2008)(poster presentation)
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2008, 5(Suppl
1) p:26 (Sept. 17, 2008), and coauthors of "A
League of Their Own
: Demographics, motivations and patterns of use of 1,955
male adult non-medical anabolic steroid users in the United States," Journal
of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2007
, 4:12 (Oct. 11, 2007).

Cheat This, Not That: Hypocrisy, Ethics and Performance Enhancement

Anabolic steroids demonized while Viagra, Adderall and breast implants gain societal acceptance.

Steroid users are “cheaters” who use drugs to defy the limitations that nature has imposed. Breast enhancement via implants, sexual enhancement via Viagra, cognitive enhancement via Adderall are all about the American Dream of bigger boobs, better boners and brighter brains; bigger, better bodies assisted by steroids, however, are simply not on the American agenda.