Anadrol, like other steroids, has been banned in the market but is still widely circulated in the black market and is readily available to those who are willing to pay a few extra bucks for the drug. Athletes as well as bodybuilders form majority of the buyers of this steroid, likely to be involved in black-market transactions. Procuring steroids from the black market is not only a federal offence but there is a high chance that you are being ripped off and being sold counterfeits of the drug. Adulteration of the drugs with laced addictive agents is common and this poses a great health hazard to the user. Authorities have tried to crackdown on the black market selling these banned substances but a complete overhaul of this well established network seems to be out of the question.
Each user experiences their own unique feelings when using steroids and coming off the drug. When someone chooses to stop using they can experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms linked to addiction. Symptoms can include mood swings, fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, the desire to take more steroids, and depression. Evidence for steroid addiction is certainly not as strong as it is for other drugs like cocaine or heroin. Though it is clear that people develop a tolerance and dependence on them and willingly experience negative consequences when using steroids - both of which are signs for drug dependence.
Estrogenic side effects: Anadrol being a DHT derivative does not convert into Estrogen, but Anadrol itself does act as an Estrogen in the body. Aromatase inhibitors, as a result, do not work to eliminate bloating or gynecomastia. Instead, users should be aware that the use of a SERM such as Nolvadex is the only possible manner of combating Estrogenic side effects, and even so, Nolvadex in this case only combats the gynecomastia aspect of Estrogenic side effects. To date there is no way to deal with the water retention side from dietary changes. Estrogenic side effects include the following: water retention and bloating, blood pressure elevations (as a result of the water retention), increased possible fat retention/gain, and gynecomastia.