Lance Armstrong has been stripped of all 7 Tour de France titles and his Olympic medal, and has been banned from the sport he loves – for life. After years of denial he now admits to doping and said he was motivated by a “ruthless desire to win”.
VEC presents the following DVDs which explore the subject of doping, the lure, the moral issues and the serious physical and psychological consequences.
Steroid abusers are often lured by the promises of athletic success and a “beefed-up” body. As a result, young people who are looking for a short cut to the winner’s circle or for an enhanced physical appearance may give in to the temptation to abuse steroids. In this eye-opening presentation, we will define and describe steroids, and then explore the reasons why people abuse these drugs. Associated health risks that accompany steroid abuse will also be explained. Find out more..
Kids are risking serious physical side effects by using supplements in their hurried efforts to get bigger, stronger and faster. Beyond the medical risks, there are issues of fairness and responsibility; does gaining an edge over your competitors through chemistry foster real confidence and a true sense of accomplishment? Find out more..
Today’s Teens are more likely to abuse prescription and over the counter medications than many other illegal drugs such as Marijuana. This is often referred to as “pharming.” Abuse of these drugs to get “high” is now an entrenched behavior among Teens. Teens are now exposed to powerful mind altering drugs, often impure at an alarming level. Damaging steroid use is often encouraged by role models in society. With the use of these drugs, Teens are damaging their health, experiencing date rape, black outs, becoming unconscious and in some cases, losing their lives. Hear from Real Teens as they discuss their exposure and knowledge of pharmacological drugs and dangerous chemical substances. Find out more and watch online preview
In this program, which features beloved characters old and new, the topic of body image is explored via the twin lens of steroid abuse and eating disorders. Also, emphasized is the importance of doing right by others, even when it’s personally difficult. Find out more..