Anabolic steroids have an entire laundry list of risks and dangers that can be light to severe, short-term to permanent and everything in between. Steroids are a synthetic version of testosterone that is injected straight into the system with no regulation by your body. Some users try to regulate the levels of steroids in their bodies by taking them on a schedule or fluctuating the dosage, but this won't stop the harmful side effects. Prolonged use of steroids will cause your body’s natural testosterone production methods to waste away because you are no longer using them. So even if you stop abusing them, the damage done by steroids never truly goes away.