Many abusers who inject anabolic steroids may use nonsterile injection techniques or share contaminated needles with other abusers. In addition, some steroid preparations are manufactured illegally under nonsterile conditions. These factors put abusers at risk for acquiring lifethreatening viral infections, such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. Abusers also can develop endocarditis, a bacterial infection that causes a potentially fatal inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Bacterial infections also can cause pain and abscess formation at injection sites.
Medical clinic. Most colleges and universities have a clinic where you can speak to a medical professional about drug use and strategies to deal with it.
Drug awareness groups. Colleges are increasing the awareness of the dangers of drugs on a more formal basis. Your university may have a group whose goal is to provide a resource to students who are struggling with drug abuse.
Community resources. No matter where you go to college the community surrounding it will offer support services to people who are struggling with drugs.
Addiction helpline. Addiction helplines connect you with experienced counselors with whom you can speak confidentially.