Awareness and educational efforts are working to help prevent anabolic steroid abuse in schools and communities. The Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) and the Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA) programs, funded by the NIDA, and supported by the Oregon Health & Science University programs is teaching athletes that they do not need steroids to build powerful muscles and improve athletic performance. These programs provide weight-training and nutrition alternatives, increase healthy behaviors, less likelihood to try steroids, and less likelihood to engage in other dangerous behaviors such as drinking and driving, use of marijuana and alcohol , and and improved body image. Bother Congress and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration endorsed these model prevention programs. 4
These latest miraculous gains by Thibaudeau are a little contradictory because, while he’s said repeatedly on their forum that he could get much bigger if he wanted to, he’s also been saying that he doesn’t want to/can’t because of health issues (and I believe he also said that he only took steroids experiementally for a little while when he was a teenager). He clearly must have changed his mind, however, because he’s just claimed to have gained more muscle in 6 weeks than many drug-free bodybuilders of his stature gain in a lifetime of training. He’s doing very well – he’s now carrying over 40 pounds more muscle than the world’s best drug-free bodybuilding champions of his height (which is also well over twice as much muscle as they’ve managed to build).