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Substance use and misuse: Anabolic steroids

  • Released: 08/2018
  • Reviewed: 07/2021
  • Study time: 0h:30m

This e-lecture complements the CPPE learning available about substance misuse by covering the misuse of anabolic steroids and how needle and syringe programmes can support this group.

Download a copy of the transcript here


Learning outcomes

By the end of this e-lecture you will be able to:

  • describe the use of anabolic steroids and their side effects
  • explain the reasons for concurrent use of other medicines
  • identify what equipment is required when providing a needle and syringe programme
  • evaluate the harm reduction advice you would give to anabolic steroid users.

How to use this programme

You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants