Banned Performance-Enhancing Substances
In spring of 2006,
the legislature passed a law requiring the Office of Substance Abuse
to identify dietary supplements from the NCAA banned substances list. Student athletes in
There has been a great deal of press on professional athlete’s use of performance-enhancing drugs. Many athletes may attempt to enhance their performance by taking stimulants or steroids or steroid precursors. While performance may be improved in the short term, many of these drugs and supplements have long term negative effects and some may even cause dependency. We encourage all coaches and school personnel to become knowledgeable about the use and abuse of these compounds.
This list includes performance-enhancing
substances that are or have been marketed as supplements as opposed
to drugs. These products may be legal to purchase, but under state
law enacted as of 8/22/06 are considered banned substances for student
athletes in Maine.
This list includes performance-enhancing substances that are or have been marketed as supplements as opposed to drugs. These products may be legal to purchase, but under state law enacted as of 8/22/06 are considered banned substances for student athletes in Maine.
To access the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) website on drug testing, go to: http://www.ncaa.org/drugtesting
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Anabolic Steroids are human-made substances related to male sex hormones. Some athletes abuse anabolic steroids to enhance performance. Abuse of anabolic steroids can lead to serious health problems, some of which are irreversible.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse:
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Steroid information for Teens
NIDA for TEENS: Anabolic Steroids
Tips for Teens on Steroids
Information on Drugs, Herbs and Supplements from MedlinePlus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health providing information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and supplement.