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Steroids and Dietary Supplements

Information on Senate Bill 37 and the United States Anti-Doping Agency's Guide to Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods of Doping.

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Prohibits the use of specified dietary supplements by high school athletes, requires each high school coach to complete a coaching education program, and prohibits a student from participating in high school sports unless the student signs a pledge not to use prohibited dietary supplements.


Anabolic Steroid Abuse External link opens in new window or tab.
The US Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health’s research on adolescent steroid use and abuse.

Anabolic Steroid Fact Sheet External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides resources for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Resources include a fact sheet in English and Spanish, research reports, and links to additional information.

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The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California.

Questions:   Coordinated School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0914
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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