Prohibited substances and methods are used in sport to enhance performance, promote recovery, to improve body appearance, and to create an unfair advantage over other competitors.
However, the AMA also recognises that the use of performance- and image-enhancing drugs (PEIDs) is not isolated to elite athletes, but also seen in developing and sub-elite athletes, as well as school students and body builders.
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There are also distinct health risks involved in using many of the prohibited substance and methods in sport, which is one of the reasons they are banned by sports governing bodies.
Some prohibited substances are contained in commonly used prescription medications (e.g. pseudoephedrine) due to their performance enhancing effects.Australia has very high rates of sporting participation and attendance, and an enviable record of sporting achievement.Every effort must be made to ensure Australian athletes and sport are ‘clean’.The AMA supports compliance with world anti-doping policies to ensure Australian sport is ‘clean’, and the health and integrity of our athletes and sporting codes are maintained.Recreational drugs commonly used in Australia are also prohibited under anti-doping codes.These include stimulants (amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy like drugs including MDMA, MDA and MDEA), narcotic analgesics, and opiates (heroin, morphine, pethidine).The AMA Position Statement on addresses substance dependencies and behavioural addictions that can be detrimental to individuals and the community.One of the most common ethical dilemmas that is talked about in sports is performance enhancing drugs, also known as PEDs.Many famous athletes have used drugs to gain an unfair advantage in order to perform better than their competition such as Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, and Lance Armstrong.This results in a potential health risk, as well as an anti-doping risk, as athletes cannot always be sure that the supplement they are taking is “safe”.ASADA recommends athletes perform a series of checks, which includes having independent batch testing of any supplements before they are used.Any sportsperson taking medications, supplements, or alternative medicines of any kind should be aware that some of these preparations may contain prohibited substances, or be a prohibited method, which could result in positive anti-doping tests and, ultimately, sanctions.