In the Mix
Steroids: The Hard Truth (#446)
This program addresses the growing use of anabolic steroids by boys as well as girls. Teens from across the country discuss the media influence and allure of steroids for sports and self-image. We hear from ex-users and experts who reveal the dangers and misconceptions about steroids. A nutritionist warns about the use of supplements and, with a physical trainer, shows teens how they can tone up by eating and exercising the right way. We also visit an effective drug and steroid prevention program in high schools. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Information For Teachers
Series Description: IN THE MIX is the series that "manages to be both hip and responsible." The series' single-theme episodes offer solution-oriented examinations of critical issues and profiles of model programs that provide teens with information needed to make thoughtful decisions. Also highlighted are the accomplishments of young people of diverse backgrounds, providing much needed positive role models.
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