When something has not been approved by the FDA, that doesn’t mean it isn’t effective. (Just as FDA approval doesn’t mean it’s perfectly safe). But it does connect a question mark to its merit. There are things that are still unknown, and frankly, unusual. For example, in high dosages, steroids will simply do more of what is expected and side effects are increased, whereas with SARMS in high dosages, weird things start to happen, one being blurred vision. What is the connection? Well, no one knows. Because these are research chemicals! The only way to see them is to say that it is not for human consumption. You pay your money and you take your chances.
Awareness and educational efforts are working to help prevent anabolic steroid abuse in schools and communities. The Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) and the Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA) programs, funded by the NIDA, and supported by the Oregon Health & Science University programs is teaching athletes that they do not need steroids to build powerful muscles and improve athletic performance. These programs provide weight-training and nutrition alternatives, increase healthy behaviors, less likelihood to try steroids, and less likelihood to engage in other dangerous behaviors such as drinking and driving, use of marijuana and alcohol , and and improved body image. Bother Congress and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration endorsed these model prevention programs. 4