This Hot Topics seminar examined the emerging threat to public heath from the increasing use of enhancement drugs and the services for users of these drugs both from a worker point of veiw and that of a user.
Jim McVeigh - Deputy Director/Reader in Substance Use Epidemiology, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University
Jim's presentation, entitled Human enhancement and the pursuit of perfection, looked at the emerging threat to public health posed by the use of human enhancement drugs, which has remained largely unrecognised, in true 'Jim' style this included more than a few refrences to Doctor Who.
Josie Smith - Research Scientist, Health Protection, Public Health Wales
Josie outlined the emergence of steroids in the Welsh treatment system and the work undertaken as a result, including the creation of the SIEDinfo.co.uk (Steroids and Image Enhancing Drugs) website.
Dave Crosland – Personal trainer, model & UKBFF judge
Dave gave a steroid user's perspective on why people choose to take steroids and how services might best meet their needs.