The parents of, a high school baseball player who committed suicide after the use of anabolic steroids, provided at the congressional entitled “The Mitchell Report: The Illegal Use of Steroids in Major League Baseball.”
Three and half weeks after he quit using steroids “cold turkey” my son took his own life – a victim of the deep depression that accompanies withdrawal from these drugs.
This type of emotional testimony really has a strong effect on me as I’m sure it does on many others. Unfortunately, such emotional testimony is useless when it comes to scientifically, logically and rationally informed public policy. [Read more…]