If you specialize in any type of sports and want to ensure that your career is not nipped in the bud, you should refrain from taking any type of performance-enhancing drugs. You can be sure that it shall not be long before the pathologists of WADA (the world anti-doping agency) will detect traces of those drugs in your blood, saliva, urine, or hair follicle. They will then enforce a ban on you, preventing you from participating in competitive sports for a duration that depends on the type of drugs you have been taking. If you are taking drugs, already listed in the list issued by WADA, you can be sure of receiving a harsh penalty, which will prevent you from participating in sporting events for several years, or even for the rest of your life.
WADA shows leniency
WADA recommends that athletes should not take any steroid based drugs. However, certain drugs, prescribed by doctors to cure certain ailments, do contain a trace of steroids. In such a scenario, WADA might be lenient with you and impose a short ban of a year or two before you can take part in the sport. In case you are unaware, WADA has penalized famous sportspersons such as:
• Marin Cilic (9-month ban)
• Lance Armstrong (permanent ban and was stripped of 7 titles he had won)
• Shane Warne (2-year ban)
• Tyson Gay (voluntarily retired from competitive sports)
• Maria Sharapova (15 months ban)
I did not know about this
This list is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Many other sportspersons have damaged their career and image after testing positive for use of banned drugs. In case you did not know about the tests conducted by WADA and its outcome, are taking performance-boosting drugs, you had better stop taking drugs and detoxify your system.
Successfully pass a drug test
In order to pass a drug test, you have to stop taking prohibited drugs at least four months before the testing date, as traces of drugs remain in your hair for ninety days, and sometimes more. Drink as much water as you can as it detoxifies your body and removes the drug from your urine. You should also cleanse your scalp with detox shampoos for a minimum of 15 days before the test date, as it helps remove drug traces from your hair follicles. You should also use a drug testing kit that allows you to perform a drug test in the privacy of your home. Following these tests removes toxins from your system while the testing kit allows you to confirm if your body is free of drugs.