Kids are turning to sports supplements to keep up with the level of competition in sports today.
Taylor Hooton a popular, smart, athletic kid took his life due to steroid use.
Lori Mowery began taking dietary supplements to keep her weight down for cheerleading.
Steroids cause kids to go from one chemical to the next. When kids see results and get encouragement from their parents and coaches they begin to think the supplements are okay.
A don't ask, don't tell policy among coaches and players leaves kids fending for themselves to find a solution to be better.
Grade Level: Middle & High School
Note: Mature content due to a teen suicide from steroid use.
About the Program
Is the use of supplements and steroids becoming a common ingredient in athletic competition? In Ripped Apart, students will hear from their peers and families affected by the widely unregulated use of steroids and supplements by young athletes, including the serious risks and physical side effects of their efforts to get bigger (and sometimes smaller), stronger and faster. Beyond medical risks, explore issues of honesty, integrity, fairness and responsibility.