December 22, 2007

Illegal Drugs

We read in the newspaper every now and then about drug busts, and how the government is fighting to keep our streets clean.
I don't think they are doing a good enough job, since the drug dealers are among us, more specifically in our fitness and health clubs. sure they are not selling heroin or coke, but they are still putting our youth at risk.

F. my roommate got a phone call today, "aziz your cousin is in the hospital"
after the initial shock wore off we got the details. Aziz is 17, he goes to a well known fitness club in Kuwait. His mom thought it would be a good way to keep him from running around in the streets.

While there, he was approached by one of his "trainers" who offered him a few pills. He told him that these pills ,for a small sum of money, can give him the body he dreams of and blah blah blah.

Aziz took the pills for a while, then he was approached again by the same trainer who told him he had something even better, and now aziz is in the hospital. His hormones are messed up, and his body is secreting something weird.

I know for a fact that this story is very common. That so called trainers approach young men and offer them pills and "vitamins"

There is a huge lack of education in what these pills and powders and drinks can do to your body, and people take them in large doses in the hope of speeding up the dream body project.

It is dangerous and should have harsh legal consequences.

No one should ever take anything without consulting there DR!

and contrary to common belief too much vitamins is NOT good for you!

Selling of pills and vitamins in health and fitness clubs should be banned, and if someone offers to sell you something you should take it up with the club managers! and a police report should be filed ESPECIALLY when that someone is a minor!!

posted by eshda3wa at 12:50 AM


picture is creepy! :/ hope he gets well soon and yes I've heard of that before, someone should go check these places & the people they hire!

December 22, 2007 at 1:15 AM  

I agree with you 100%! These fitness places have approached some people, and their should be serious consequences for these people such as jail time and banishment from that job...

it is dangerous, and their isn't enough consequences behind it!

December 22, 2007 at 1:19 AM  

Sorry to hear that hun- I hope he gets better soon.

You are completely right about these kinds of drugs being banned!!
I am totally againt these kinds of "enhancements"- it can damage people for the rest of their lives......but fitness clubs and the trainers just want to make a quick buck- so whats one guy's health to them..its just ignorance in overdrive!

December 22, 2007 at 1:32 AM  

enshallah he gets better , this is horrible you are absolutely write and i hope these places locked forever

December 22, 2007 at 2:21 AM  

I hope he gets better soon,and that his exprience and all his sufffering will not be wasted and that young men and teenage boys all over the world will know the truth about these horrible drugs,and the consequences of taking them.

And why would any man want these huge mucles,anyway?

I think,little and natural muscles look fantastic.
I really do not think women like big and "fake" looking muscles on men and I would have thought men would want to appeal to women.

December 22, 2007 at 2:32 AM  

Sorry to hear about your room-mate's cousin. Hope he manages to recover soon.

About the drugs and vitamins or whatever, I don't think banning them or the health clubs or penalizing the user and/or the trafficker is the solution.

It might be a part of the solution, but definitely not the complete solution.

Lets face the facts, Banning something just makes it harder to procure, not IMPOSSIBLE.

and not to mention, when something is banned, it increases the curiosity about that thing.

I am not saying sell these things OTC (over the counter) - I have some different views on that topic, will talk about those some other time.

All I am saying is, the educating the people (especially the youth) is a more effective way to deal with this issue, as opposed to banning and penalizing individuals or clubs.

For example - I don't think there is anyone who believes that smoking is NOT BAD for health.

Smoking is legal (for now), but the ones who don't want to smoke, don't do it. It's an informed decision on the individuals part, after he has considered the merits and demerits.

Same thing, in my opinion, should apply to drugs.

Why would anyone want to pop a pill without knowing what it does - beats me.

Trusting your trainer or friends is one thing, but popping away pills and drinking away on energy drinks etc, without actually understanding how they work or the potential side effects - ... well that is just being naive and too stupid.

Education (about these things), would definitely (in my opinion), be a more effective way to tackle this situation. Of course - coupled with other measures.

December 22, 2007 at 9:44 AM  

sorry to hear about your cousin but he should've known better instead of being hustled he should have researched what he was taking and considered the side effects.

dont blame the trainer he just out to get some cash blame peer pressure and misguidance wherever it's from he could always just say no not like the trainer restrained him and forced him to take it

December 22, 2007 at 12:58 PM  

alaah yshafeeh enshalah

walah klamich 9a7 :( this is sad

December 22, 2007 at 1:16 PM  

Its sad.. my husbands trainer gave him "Vitamins to give him the nutrients he is missing from not eating fish" .. my husband is 25 years old and has breathing, heart and muscle problems.. he had 2 qa96ara operations as well

December 22, 2007 at 4:27 PM  

hey sweety :*

there should be something done immediately!

poor guy :( hope he gets well soon.

ppl like this must be reported! it's a huge deal tra! people might die!

love u :*

December 22, 2007 at 4:31 PM  

walla it happened to my cousin too , bs i kind of agree with Lord Raj cuz el jahal eb hal ashya2 ohwa elli ga3ed y7e6hom eb hal mwa8ed ;s

December 22, 2007 at 5:56 PM  

il7imdilla wil shkr :S i heard that those pills can be sold in the gym moo shar6 privatley through the trainer :S mesakeen those young guys e9adgoon whatver someone tells them ... their has to be a certain age in which one can buy those pills at.. they have to present their ID and if their over 21 then ebe3oona 3laihum :S
allah yashfe cousin refejtich inshalla :S

December 22, 2007 at 6:10 PM  

Minors aren't allowed to subscribe in gyms. :/

Anyways... People in here lack proper education. They need to be enlightened about stuff like that and know the consequences and side effects before they dare to dry any of that crap.

Personally I tried to do my part but I don't think anyone would care.

December 23, 2007 at 12:52 AM  

When I used to go to the gym I was offered these pills and other "safer" protein supplements but I never caved. I tried the powdered weight gainers but I always threw up as a reaction or felt absolutely bloated, so now I just eat healthy food instead.

December 23, 2007 at 8:30 AM  

see, the difference is whats considered illegal and what isn't, and in most cases, the legal stuff can actually be more dangerous.

marijuana, for example, isn't much more addictive than cigarettes, and not really much worse, yet it is usually placed on the same levels as cocaine, which is a very hard drug. people in the US are fighting to get marijuana legalized, and so on. but the point is, who makes the decisions? as far as i know, red bull is pretty addictive, and has some really shitty effects on the body, long term effects are probably gonna turn out bad... ah heck, no one listens to me

December 23, 2007 at 9:25 AM  

Ur absolutely right! My youngest bro wants to join a gym and i'm discouraging my parents from allowing him because of stories like the one u said.

I hope aziz gets well soon. :(

December 23, 2007 at 3:23 PM  

Poor Aziz.. :(
I hope he's well soon..

December 23, 2007 at 4:35 PM  

salamat ow mayshoof shar...

to bad people use drugs to have abetter rather be fat..than lying in hospital...

December 23, 2007 at 7:05 PM  

mayshof shar enshalla..

this is crazy, they should get sued and it should all be published in the paper, people here need to be freaking ridiculed to learn a lesson!

December 23, 2007 at 11:32 PM  

I think its the lack of awareness and they should enforce some kinda laws for those "suppliers"

December 23, 2007 at 11:48 PM  

Maskeen! Allah yashfeeh inshala oo ikoon ib 3oonah oo ib 3oon ahala.

December 23, 2007 at 11:50 PM  

Wow Allah eshafee inshallah
Too much of anything is bad but I highly doubt that it was vitamins that messed up his hormones.
People are just not well educated, some of these supplements can be used responsibally. But we should be wary of sales people like these trainers.

December 24, 2007 at 10:20 AM  

yeah i also know a guy who will never be a father now coz he took this filth!
and hes only 27


December 24, 2007 at 1:24 PM  

people should really be aware of the consequences of drugs ! I mean aside of the dealers who are doing a really good job manipulating those kids , they are convinced themselves that its somehow fun .. awareness is important .. and I don’t mean by that stupid commercials & parents threats !

December 24, 2007 at 9:57 PM  

I'm so sorry about this. Inshallah Allah yegawmah bil salamah.

December 25, 2007 at 2:08 AM  

Allah Yshafeeh o enshalla ygoom bel salama ya rab..

December 25, 2007 at 7:01 PM  

i seems some things never change! i remember few friends that went through such experiences in kuwait! i think it also has to do a lot with how the guys are trying to be bigger and bigger! they compare themselves to each other, they do not accept the nature of some bodies don't grow bigger than others! but then as you say some uneducated stupid trainer tries to make extra money and doesn't care about real training! i do body building and i all i ever took was multi vitamin tablets! and i'm doing just fine as most man i see in the gym!

it is sad that it seems no one is actually doing something about such problem and i'm not talking about drugs, but young boys being pushed by every one around them to be something they don't have to!

December 26, 2007 at 12:00 AM  

Say nO to drugs!

December 26, 2007 at 8:19 AM  

pic looks like large creepy lizard! don't notice?
these places should be closed!

December 26, 2007 at 8:11 PM  

Mskeen Allah yashfeeh :|

"I blame [Kuwait's] obsession with appearances..."

December 27, 2007 at 12:15 AM  

i think red bulls are evil :P that should give u an idea on where i stand when it comes to such pills

anyways hope the kid gets better o inshala ma fee ne long term damage

December 27, 2007 at 6:48 AM  

We're all facing the same problem. My 15 year old brother goes to an unknown gym in Jabriya and when I asked about the gym, they told me that it was all about muscles and protein shakes, bar, pill, etc...

ya3ni all they want to do is mess up my brother and his friends' thoughts about what's healthy and fit!

overly muscular? healthy and fit my ass!!

December 28, 2007 at 12:22 PM  

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