More steroids on the streets as police seizures increase

Some of the drugs and steroids seized by police during raids. Photo: Queensland Police
Some of the drugs and steroids seized by police during raids. Photo: Queensland Police

SEIZURES of steroids and other image enhancing drugs are on track for a significant rise this year, adding weight to the idea steroid use is on the increase.

It's an idea familiar to University of Queensland psychologist Scott Griffiths, who moved from Sydney on the weekend to start new research including the largest ever survey of steroid users.

He said the figures weren't surprising because data out of needle exchanges had been showing an increase for years.

"If you've got a six-fold increase in use in the needle exchanges, you've got to expect some degree of increase in terms of police seizures as well," he said.

As of January 1, Customs and Border Protection officers had stopped 3056 attempts to bring steroids into the country.

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