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04 April 2008 @ 03:53 pm
Faces of Meth  
I suppose this is a great way to use young people's concern for their appearance as a way to discourage them from drug use:

Faces of Meth

Wave your cursor over each picture and see how methamphetamine use can completely change someone's appearance for the worst--often in a very short time frame. It's truly amazing!

See also, Breaking Bad, a show about a high school chemistry teacher who decides to produce meth after receiving his terminal cancer diagnosis. It's an amazingly well done show and a look into the world of meth production and dealing.

ETA: http://www.montanameth.org/

Quote: WHAT IS THE MONTANA METH PROJECT?

The Montana Meth Project is a large-scale exercise in prevention, aimed at significantly reducing Meth use in Montana. The integrated program consists of an ongoing, research-based marketing campaign—supported by community outreach and public policy initiatives—that realistically and graphically communicate the risks of methamphetamine to the youth of Montana.

The Meth Project was conceived and founded by businessman and Montana rancher, Thomas M. Siebel. The purpose is to inform potential Meth consumers about the product attributes and actual risks associated with methamphetamine. The goal is to substantially reduce methamphetamine use.

The Montana Meth Project is a state affiliate of the national Meth Project organization.
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(Siebel began this after selling his tech company by the same name for billions.)

On the news they showed some of the PSAs he's paid to produce--they're stunning. I can only imagine they'll have an impact.
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thirishar on April 5th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
We need something like this over here. In Australia, meth has taken over ecstasy as the number one party drug. It's gotten so bad hospitals in major cities have had to build their own specialized centres for treating kids who get too high on the stuff.
Tapatitapati on April 5th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
It can't hurt to send a note with the link to authorities and suggest it. :)
Tapatitapati on April 5th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
They should also check this out:

http://www.montanameth.org/

Incredible Public Service Announcements (commercials) to educate young people about what meth is and does to one's life, I saw some tonight. They've had a measurable impact too.
equani_tsulaequani_tsula on April 6th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
we too
Need this around here. The running joke is when WalMart does get here there's no way they'll be able to staff three full shifts if they make people take the pee test. No way. Sadly, it is probably true.