Even with the many know adverse side effects many users do something called stacking, where they take more than one type of steroid for a cycle of a about 6-12 weeks. Stacking is expected to give better results and highly reduce the chances of many of the known side effects while allowing your body to not get used to not producing its own hormones(About). So I guess most of the people that use steroids usually think they have the answer to prevent the adverse side effects of anabolic steroids, until their habits actually catch up with them. Some people feel that the sport of professional bodybuilding is to blame for steroid pressures.
While steroids do not produce the euphoric high that other drugs produce, users can still become addicted to anabolic steroids. The longer an individual takes steroids, the higher the risk is that the drug will cause irreversible damage. Professional steroid addiction treatment will included a medically assisted withdrawal phase followed by counseling and therapy. Many steroid users need to be treated for depression after tapering off steroid use. A professional treatment facility is best equipped to address a recovering addict’s physical and psychological needs.
As a non-aromatizing androgen, dihydrotestosterone is extremely potent. Aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone or anabolic steroids into estrogen. High estrogenic activity causes bloating, acne, water retention and oily skin. As dihydrotestosterone does not aromatize even at high dosages, users do not face the aforementioned side-effects. Lack of water retention also has a hardening effect on muscle tissue, in bodybuilders. Being a powerful androgen, dihydrotestosterone is also responsible for a shift in the estrogen-testosterone ratio in the body. Due to its predominant androgenic component, the steroid has a stimulating effect on the adreno-pituitary functions, and causes neurological excitation in the ‘sexual orientation areas of the brain’. This in turn, spikes sex drive in males.