HEALTH AND SUPPORT SERVICES
- October 4, 2018
If you have any concerns about the impact of anabolic steroids on your health, then we strongly advise that you stop using them and that you immediately seek advice from a healthcare professional. In any case, you should consider discussing your anabolic steroid use with your doctor. They may be able to discover early side effects from using anabolic steroids, which you have not yet noticed, and they can provide advice on stopping use and accessing addiction services if necessary.
If you feel you have become addicted to anabolic steroids and the effect they provide, you should seek help and advice as quickly as possible. As well as talking to your doctor, you can also get in touch with the HSE Drugs and Alcohol helpline – 1800 459 459 – from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. They provide a free confidential place where you can talk through your concerns, get information about services in your area and consider the options available to you to improve your situation.
Using anabolic steroids can also cause emotional or psychological effects. If you are worried about your mental health, again talk to your doctor who can bring you through the support options available as well as advising on the things you can do for yourself. YourMentalHealth.ie is also a place to learn about mental health in Ireland, and how to support yourself and the people you love.
Your local needle exchange scheme will provide syringes and other sterile equipment. They can also offer confidential guidance and advice.
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