This book examines the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and its surrounding arguments. Performance-Enhancing Drugs familiarizes readers with the history of these drugs, the motivators for using them, and their side effects. Some of the biggest scandals involving performance-enhancing drugs are included, and ways to combat use of these drugs are also addressed. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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