Anabolic steroids may prove addictiveHamsters exposed to the compounds demonstrated addictive behavior over time, according to a new study that was designed for testing whether androgenic anabolic steroids may be addictive in nature.

The study suggested that coaches and athletes need to be aware of addiction associated with steroids besides other dangers of using anabolic steroids.

The research, conducted by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of medicine was released at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s (ACNP) annual conference.