WARNING: NOT PLEASANT IMAGES IN THE VIDEO !!
Based on a concept conceived in 2004 by Deputy Bret King from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, a new anti-drug advertisement from the American group ‘Rehabs.com’ shows the devastating physical transformation addicts experience after years of meth use.
Back in ‘94, the officer began tracking mugshots of people who were brought in to police custody more than once. Over the years he began to witness the physical transformation that occurred in methamphetamine addicts. He decided to compile the photos for an anti-drug campaign in December 2004 – to educate children on the realities of the drug.
In the latest ad the photos were compiled from mug shots of ‘Meth’ drug users that were arrested repeatedly over the years. The continued drug use caused horrific damage to the drug users’ skin with sores and scarring – that can be caused by uncontrollable scratching during a hallucination when the addict imagines bugs are crawling under their skin.
Additional changes seen include the so-called ‘meth mouth’ caused by decay and grinding. Users also progressively began to look gaunt, brought on by malnutrition as the drug suppresses a person’s appetite and the body can begin to consume muscle tissue due to the lack of proper nutrition.
And the question …. Should we start showing videos like this in school and colleges here in the UK to try and make it plain and simple the effect drugs can have on you ???