A million active steroid users mean that on average, 3% of the male population (it is a male phenomenon, after all) is injecting steroids. That’s one in every 31 men working for the police, or the MPs you see bickering at PMQs.

It’s currently estimated there are around 60,000 steroid users in the UK. Unofficially — it’s thought to be closer to a million.

Amidst a continually rising steroid culture, Men’s Health UK explores what this could be mean for the average gym-goer, how (if at all) it could be prevented and the varying dangers of juicing.

Dave Crosland, a former user who works as a harm-reduction counselor says:

“Taking steroids has become a rite of passage for men, and there’s no doubt in my mind that this explosion is down to the internet.”

It’s impossible to quantify how many users have properly researched the steroids they’re taking. But one thing we know for certain is that so many men are now injecting steroids in the gym changing rooms that the demand for needle bins has gone through the roof. Check out the above video.

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