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What types of drugs are there?

There are many types of sporting drugs. Peptide hormones, analogues and anabolic agents all increase the size of muscles or help growth.

Anabolic steroids make it easier to train and compete. Athletes aren't as tired after they train, and recover much more quickly. They also make it easier for people who use it to build bigger muscles, which helps them get stronger and faster.

Stimulants speed up parts of the body and the brain to improve reactions and stop you getting tired. Narcotic analgesics also stop the effects of tiredness by reducing pain. Beta blockers calm you down and slow your heart down.

Diuretics allow you to lose weight by increasing the amount of urine you pass.