When parents get together in the stands of their teens' games, they talk. Normally you've known the other parents for a long time as kids who play high school sports start at a young age and you've sat with these people many times before. But even if you are a new set of parents, the fact that you both have players on the same team tends to make you immediate acquaintances, if not friends. If your teen's teammates are taking 'supplements', you will hear about it. There will be a mom asking questions to other parents or a nod and a wink between teammates that will send up a red flag to you. Keeping your eyes and ears open when being social with other parents during your teen's sports season is a great way to find out if steroid use is happening.
Crosland explains that while the substances aren't physically addictive, "psychologically, they can be difficult to walk away from". He blames a lazy social attitude for the boom among young men. "Everybody wants a magic pill. People don’t want to work hard, they want to take something that will fulfil their dreams. Steroids will give the results that are wanted if all other fitness considerations are in place, but the problem with this group is that everything else isn’t in place. The onus is on the drug use, not the training or the diet."