More Australian kids abusing steroidsA major survey conducted in secondary schools has found 2.4 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds reported using the muscle enhancing injections. After the survey results were disclosed, Australian schools have been told to broaden their drug education programs.

This was a much higher usage rate than that seen across the population, according to Dr Matthew Dunn, a researcher at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).

Dr Dunn said school sport and athletics programs should also highlight the risks involved in steroid abuse.