Chapter 8 – DRUGS AND SPORTS by Olatunde O. A. Makanju
The use of drugs in sport can be treated under Four headings namely;
(a) therapeutic usage in the treatment of ailments,
(b) usage for performance continuation purposes when athletes are incapacitated by injuries,
(c) social or recreational use and
(d) usage for performance enhancement purposes.
When we talk about abusage of drugs in sport, we are mainly concerned with the two latter subdivisions. and especially the last.