There are many different ways that steroids are used. Sometimes doctors give steroids to people for healing purposes. Other times, steroids will be abused. Steroids are mostly abused by athletes. Athletes take steroids to to enhance their muscular abilities. In the finals of the 100-meter race at the 1988 Summer Olympics, Canadian runner Ben Johnson exploded out of the starting block, setting a new world record. He did this because of steroids.