When Winning Costs Too Much

When Winning Costs Too Much

Steroids, Supplements, and Scandal in Today's Sports

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the growing problem of performance-enhancing drug use among athletes, looks at the dangers of these drugs, and urges parents, coaches, and administrators to encourage drug-free performance in young athletes.

The authors combine to produce a work that addresses some of the most pressing issues in athletics today. While the book focuses primarily on steroid and supplement abuse, it also covers unethical practices on the part of some coaches and athletes to gain a competitive edge. Finally, it offers healthy alternatives to supplements for athletes wishing to gain size and strength without putting their future health at risk.

Natl Book Network
In this day and age when the sports pages of the local newspaper read like either a police report or a pharmacology text, it is impossible not to conclude that the mantra of winning has entered very dangerous ground. This book not only details these abuses and the dangers of the drugs themselves, but also addresses the misguided coaches, fialed mentors, and poor role models who have contributed to the decline of the sports-for-sports sake mentalitly.

Publisher: Lanham, MD : Taylor Trade Pub. : Distributed by National Book Network, 2005
Edition: 1st Taylor Trade Pub. ed
ISBN: 9781589791794
Branch Call Number: RC1230 .M38 2005
Characteristics: vi, 344 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bailes, Julian E.


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