Nationally Recognized Expert on Steroids Tackles Tough Questions and Damaging Stereotypes in PUMPED: A Truth-Enhancing Seminar on Steroid Use and the Law

Press Release May 3, 2006
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Stefanie Jones at (212) 613-8047

On May 10th, Rick Collins, Esq. will consider several questions during his seminar at the Drug Policy Alliance: are the only people using steroids cheating ballplayers and Olympic athletes? What separates steroid use from liposuction and laser-eye surgery? Can steroids truly be considered “drugs”? At the seminar, “PUMPED: A Truth-Enhancing Seminar on Steroid Use and the Law,” Collins also will discuss the recent increase in steroids-possession penalties as well as health concerns associated with use, the history of steroids policy, and future directions in both the medical and criminal justice fields. The seminar will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Drug Policy Alliance (70 W. 36th St., 16th Fl, New York City).

Collins, a nationally recognized legal authority on anabolic steroids, recently testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and helped guide the largest-ever survey of steroid users.

Steroid use has traditionally been associated with gym rats and “‘roid rage,” but Collins challenges this assumption. Collins analyzes the history of policy surrounding steroid use, current changes and attitudes as a result of the furor in professional sports, and discusses potential future directions and health concerns.

Seating is limited. Please call (212) 613-8047 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.

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