Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes. 
The bottom line is simple; to receive legal anabolic steroids you need a prescription and while performance enhancement is not considered a justifiable reason that doesn’t mean you are prohibited from enjoying any performance boost your legal prescription may bring you. Further, and there is no way to deny it, as the law reads regarding anabolic hormones in the . it is one of the more confusing and perplexing of all time and one of the few laws that while it has no leg to stand on still somehow remains firm. Have you ever read any of the little funny laws that may still exist in your town or state; often these are laws written many years ago yet remain on the books, such as it being illegal to herd sheep through the downtown square or illegal to wear a purple hat on Thursdays if you got a haircut on Tuesday. In many ways the current anabolic steroid laws hold less ground than some of these very ridiculous sounding laws yet the truth remains it is the law and until a change comes the only way legal anabolic steroids can be obtained is through a prescription issued for a viable medical purpose.
Laws and Penalties: Concerns over growing illegal AAS abuse by teenagers, and many of the just discussed long-term effects, led Congress in 1991 to place the whole AAS class of drugs into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under this legislation, AAS are defined as any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to T (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of AAS without a valid prescription is illegal. Since 1991, simple possession of illegally obtained AAS carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking (selling or possessing enough to be suspected of selling) is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of AAS. State executive offices have also recognized the seriousness of AAS abuse and other drugs of abuse in schools. For example, the State of Virginia enacted a law that will allow student drug testing as a legitimate school drug prevention program (48, 49).