Many people discuss high school steroid testing and the effectiveness of steroid control programs. The largest such example, in fact one of the largest drug testing programs in the world, is the Universal Interscholastic League (UIL) testing program in Texas.
According to an article by Jeff Miller in the Dallas Morning News, “The Legislature originally funded this work in 2007 with an annual budget of $ 3 million, but the allocation for the current school year is $ 750,000 – after being cut to $ 1 million a year. earlier. ” Statistics show 51 635 tests conducted from February 2008 to May 2010 with 21 positive results with a positive indicator of less than 0.0005% of the total. The debate about efficiency and indeed the benefits of money is raging and fair.
As the discussion continued, we looked at the testing policies and menus to identify potential sources of the problem and in the hope of addressing a problem that many believe remains. Surprisingly, only ten steroids are included in the test panel, according to the information we reviewed from the Open Records request, we will not list them here as we do not want to have a harmful effect on the program. Meanwhile, the list of UIL anabolic steroids for 2010-2011. Posted on his website and contains 36 anabolic steroids (33 of them are actually duplicate lists and one is not a well-known steroid by that name). It lists those compounds “which are contained in section 481.104 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Unfortunately, and of serious concern, none of these lists contain steroids that were available on Amazon until recently.A drug like Methasterone, otherwise known as Superdrol, is not on any list. It sold under the name CEL M-Drol on Amazon until we listed it earlier this year. After we helped break the story with Amy Shipley at the Washington Post on January 19, the product was removed from the site. There were also CEL X-Tren and P-Plex, which contain the steroids “Tren” and Madol, as we described in our post on this topic. Again, none seem to be included in the lists governing UIL testing.
For the program to be effective, it is essential to check for steroids, which remain widely available as they are just a click away from students. If we are correct in our analysis of listings and program coverage, you can take any of the three products above and not test positive in the UIL program, which is simply not acceptable. Unfortunately, the options don’t end with CEL products. Many other steroids remain on sale at and in other online retailers with names not included in the UIL or other high school testing programs.
We are definitely proponents of high school drug testing programs and believe they can be effective even when considering the more limited high school testing budget per person. The first step towards this goal is to ensure that the menu includes the new steroid options that continue to appear on the Internet daily.