Under-pressure children on drugs for sport winAccording to a new study, dramatic increases have also been found in the number of young men taking harmful bodybuilding supplements.

Anabolic steroids and supplements such as Creatine are becoming more common among teenage and young males in the quest to attain the perfect body and boost the self-esteem.

An alarming rise in the use of steroids by young professionals, students and labourers, all for purely aesthetic reasons, was found by Drugscope, a drug abuse charity.