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Friday, April 11, 2008

The Montana Meth Project

Montana's Anti-Meth Ad Campaign Is Causing A Stir Again:

The graphic, 30-second ads are built around the theme "This isn't normal, but on meth it is."

One shows a pair of teenage girls selling themselves to a group of older men so they can buy meth. Another features teens robbing a home to support their addiction. And the third shows a teenage boy lying on the floor overdosing on meth while his friends smoke the drug on the bed beside him.

Montana Meth Project officials on Tuesday also released the results of a new report by the state attorney general's office on meth use in Montana. The report states overall meth use in the state is declining.

If a good shocking is what it takes to get kids off meth then so be it. Meth use is out of control in the mid-west and it's spreading at a rapid pace across the United States. A recent study shows more than 12 million Americans have tried meth and 1.5 million are regular users. That makes it the most dangerous drug in the United States.

I remember watching a shocking video on The Montel Williams Show a while back. It was a show about the effects of Crystal Meth on young people in this country. There was one segment that stuck out to me and really made me think. The segment was about a young couple addicted to meth. They were both high on the drug when they went into a blizzard to replenish their stash. Watch the segment for yourself and you'll know what I'm talking about. It's quite jarring...


Anonymous said...

Talk about effective advertising. Holy crap those are some good commercials.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with that being on TV but if we are gonna be totally truthful here how about admitting that a lot of that same problem would go away if pot was legal, lots of these kids and adults would freely choose the much, much, safer high of pot against that destructive drug if it wasn't for the failed war on drugs that does nothing but enrich the pharmaceutical, alcohol, and tobacco companies, and keeps the jails full and the cops rich...what a joke.