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NorMA: Anabolic steroids

Ingrid Amalie Havnes researches the use of anabolic steroids and has, among other things, used data from the NorMA study to look at the use of anabolic steroids in the prison population.


The use of anabolic steroids is often related to various health problems and

use of other drugs. Drug use is more frequent among the prison population compared to the rest of the population. Therefore, it was relevant to look at how many people in prisons have used anabolic steroids and what characterizes those who have used anabolic steroids.  



The study found, among other things, that over 30% of men and 6% of women had used anabolic steroids at least once in their lives. Few, however, had used steroids immediately before imprisonment. For most, its use ceased during imprisonment.   

Read the whole  publication: "Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and other substances prior to and during imprisonment - Results from the Norwegian Offender Mental Health and Addiction (NorMA) study"

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