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Anabolic Steroids: Misuse

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls to the National Drugs Helpline were about anabolic steroids in each year since 1997. (185370)

[holding answer 7 February 2008]: The National Drugs Helpline ceased in England in March 2003 and no data on calls are available between 1997 and March 2003.

The Frank helpline replaced the National Drugs Helpline in April 2003 and details of telephone calls since then, where anabolic steroids were mentioned are shown in the following table.

Number of calls

April 2003 to March 2004


April 2004 to March 2005


April 2005 to March 2006


April 2006 to March 2007


April 2007 to January 2008