Performance enhancing drug users more likely to use other drugs and alcoholDuring a study of 234 male athletes at one university, it was found that college athletes using performance enhancing drugs, ranging from steroids to stimulants to weight-loss supplements, are at an increased risk of using heavy drinking and using drugs like marijuana and cocaine in the future.

Study co-author Dr. Robert J. Pandina, director of the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, said that most of the athletes are not only toying with recreational drugs and alcohol but also facing severe consequences as well.

The finding was disclosed in a new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and the athletes in this study came from a large, NCAA Division I university where performance pressure is quite high.