Steroids and Other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs) Research Report
What is the scope of anabolic steroid use in the United States?

All data refer to the United States population

It is difficult to estimate the prevalence of steroid misuse in the United States because many national surveys that ask about drug use do not include questions about steroids. However, data on steroid misuse among young students are available from the NIDA-supported Monitoring the Future Survey.

How many young students use steroids?

In 2022, an estimated 0.8% of 8th graders, 0.5% of 10th graders, and 1.3% of 12th graders reported misusing steroids in the past 12 months. Source: 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey.