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Substance misuse: image and performance-enhancing drugs

Substance misuse: image and performance-enhancing drugs

This is the third in a series of CPD modules on substance misuse. Find out more about the misuse of depressants and stimulants in C+D’s update modules.

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

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From this module, you will learn about:

  • the drugs used for their perceived image- and performance-enhancing properties
  • the effects and risks of anabolic steroids
  • the effects and risks of some of the more commonly used “study” drugs
  • where these drugs sit in a legal context

Stimulants are drugs that work centrally to speed up messages travelling between the brain and body, thereby causing a number of physical changes (eg raised heart rate and blood pressure) and altered thinking and behaviour (eg someone

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