Doping is one of the biggest issues in modern sports. This applies to both professional and recreational athletes, the latter oftentimes being unaware of the numerous negative consequences of using banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs.
The desire to progress quickly can cause long-term damage to one’s body, threatening its vital functions. Even though doping is not banned from amateur sports and its use is not against any rules, there is always the fact that you are cheating on yourselves and pushing your boundaries unfairly. Some of the most common doping substances include steroids, various stimulants, synthetic erythropoietin, human growth hormone and marijuana, and studies show the necessity of prevention in reducing their consumption.
The views expressed in this material are the sole responsibility of RSA and they do not necessarily reflect the position of the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.