Steroid Drugs: Misuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th May 2021.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the harms caused by Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to record data on the number of users of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No recent assessment has been made.

Public Health England (PHE) records the numbers of people who are in drug treatment reporting a problem with image and performance enhancing drugs, including anabolic steroids. These numbers are low and are included in the figures for ‘other’ drugs in PHE’s annual reports on alcohol and drug treatment.

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