Matadors News · FUHSD Steroid Policy


Steroid Policy

The Board recognizes that the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing supplements presents a serious health and safety hazard. As part of the district’s drug prevention and intervention efforts, the Superintendent or designee and Staff shall make every effort to ensure that students do not begin or continue the use of steroids or other performance-enhancing supplements. The use and abuse of steroids is prohibited by students and athletes participating in extracurricular and Co- curricular activities.

 

The student athlete agrees that they shall not use androgenic/anabolic steroids and dietary supplements banned by the U.S. Anti‐Doping Agency, unless they have a written prescription from a fully licensed health care practitioner to treat a medical condition. A student who is found to have violated the Agreement or this Policy shall be restricted from participating in athletics and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion in accordance with law, Board policy, and Administrative Regulation.

 

Warning:  Use of steroids to increase strength or growth can cause serious health problems.  Steroids can keep teenagers from growing to their full height; they can also cause heart disease, stroke, and damaged liver function. Men and women using steroids may develop fertility problems, personality changes, and acne.  Men can also experience premature balding and development of breast tissue.  These health hazards are in addition to the civil and criminal penalties for unauthorized sale, use, or exchange of anabolic steroids.