So What if I Take Steroids? Are They Really Bad for Me? Do steroids have bad side effects? Aren’t they safe to use? What exactly do steroids do to me? At Archstone Recovery Center, we got a lot of questions about steroid usage, and we’re here to help with some answers. There are many legitimate reasons to use steroids, from physical therapy to strengthening weak patients after surgery. However, the recreational use of steroids to build muscle can be bad for your health. The kinds of steroids that are taking recreationally in order to bulk up are usually anabolic steroids, which can have severe side effects. Anabolic steroids have been linked to raising blood pressure or cholesterol, acne, aggression, depression, psychosis, and baldness, among other effects. There is also a potential for physical addiction to anabolic steroids, to an extant that is less than a drug such as cocaine or heroin but about equal to caffeine. Though it can be tempting to turn to anabolic steroids in order to increase muscle mass, steroids should only be taken under direction from a doctor. If you yourself or someone you know is abusing steroids, it’s time to seek help. Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches can help you or your friend into treatment and recovery. Call now before permanent damage is done, or worse. Archstone can help you understand addiction, effects, withdrawal, and help you begin your detox. Archstone Recovery Center offers a variety of state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs to meet your needs. People have been coming from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all the rest of the country to experience Archstone’s beautiful facility in sunny Lantana, Florida. Call Archstone now to begin your new life.