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|Date||July 15, 2003|
|Location||Plano, Texas, USA|
|Cause||Suicide by hanging|
Taylor Hooton was a student and baseball player at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas, who committed suicide on July 15, 2003. Taylor began using a combination of two anabolic steroids (anadrol and deca durabolin) about 7 months before his death. A number of world-renown physicians[Who?] have review Taylor's case and have concluded that his suicide likely resulted from the severe depression that set in when he was withdrawing from steroid usage [not in citation given] via a condition know as ASIH (Anabolic Steroid Induced Hypogonadism).
Taylor's father, Donald Hooton, subsequently formed the Taylor Hooton Foundation (www.taylorhooton.org) in Taylor's name, a non-profit organization, dedicated to educating youth, parents, coaches and others about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs).
Donald Hooton has testified as an expert witness on this subject before the US Congress on three occasions. He has spoken to multiple state legislatures, met with the governors of several states, and spoken to over a half of a million people across the US and Canada on this topic.
For his work in this field, Donald Hooton was awarded:
- Texas Sports Personality of the Year by the Dallas Morning News in 2005
- 15th Most Powerful Sports Person in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex by the Dallas Observer
- one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport
- the Distinguished Service Award by the United States Sports Academy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Longman, Jere (26 November 2003). "DRUGS IN SPORTS; An Athlete's Dangerous Experiment". www.nytimes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/26/sports/drugs-in-sports-an-athlete-s-dangerous-experiment.html. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- Taylor Hooton.org (Steroid Abuse Awareness)
- CBS article: "The Kid Next Door
- Dallas Observer article: "All the Rage"
- Taylor Hooton's Story
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