The number of players who have admitted using steroids in a confidential survey conducted by the NCAA since the 1980s has dropped from percent in 1989 to percent in 2003.  During the 2003 season, there were over 7,000 drug tests, with just 77 turning up as positive test results.  Scukanec claims that methods were used to get around the drug testing, whether it be avoiding the tests by using the drugs during the off-season, or flushing the drugs out of your system. This was used with a liquid he referred to as the "pink."  He stated:
Anabolic and androgenic steroids are available as prescription medications to be used in cases in which the body does not make enough hormone and supplementation may be required. Some hormone supplements in this pathway include growth hormone and testosterone itself. These medications are legally prescribed by health-care providers, but this group of drugs is often used illegally and abused to help increase athletic performance and improve body appearance. When used in a well-nourished body, anabolic steroids will cause weight gain primarily due to an increase in muscle mass.
It is ‘easier’ to take steroids and reach the top level of your sport in 6 months than to train naturally and possibly never get to the top spot. Taking steroids may be a symptom of the ‘convenience’ disease society suffers from. Everything is geared towards faster results with less effort required – even TV dinners! When you consider the fall from grace, the side effects of steroids, the shame and embarrassment, the betrayal of team mates and fellow competitors, and the lifelong stigma that a steroid abuser carries with him it would make most people turn their back. But the pressure to be the best, and remain the best, is one that few of us have to endure. Is it really worth it?