Friday, March 03, 2006

Check It Out...

Don't say I never post anything serious...
The Montana Meth Project is a prevention-focused organisation in Montana using a research methodology approach to reduce the devastating toll crystal methamphetamine has taken on America.
Warning, Extremely Graphic CLICK HERE to check out a series of graphic television advertisements depicting the true dark side of the drug. I just want to say that I found this "news" on FadedYouth's site and I really think it's important to post. I would go into it but that is for another time. Needless to say I kn0w/knew someone that was very close to me, live a life with this drug and I've seen numerous people fall by the wayside. (On a side note I'd like to say that I HAVEN'T been to the link, and/or watched it. If I get up the courage and strength to do so, I let y'all know.)


Blogger Summer said...

Holy crap! I watched all the clips, I'm strong like that. It made me very sad though. I wish they had more stuff like that in Missouri. Meth is bad, ya'll, mmkay!

3/03/2006 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Virenda said...


Yes Meth IS bad.

I haven't watched them yet, I'm thinking I will wait until tonight. ~sigh~ So NOT looking forward to it.

3/03/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger Linsey said...

WOW! Holy Crap. I actually have someone close to me, who is fighting like mad to be clean of meth. He is such a good person. He is a good husband, and father and unfortunatly got sucked really far in. He has been clean for about 8 months, but he will never ever be the same.

3/03/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

I remember the "don't do drugs" commercials and ads from my childhood and I have to say I'm glad they've gotten serious about it, because it needs to be seriously addressed.

3/03/2006 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

hi there - came here from snickerdoodles -
just wanted to say that i watched two of the ads. that was about all i could handle. they were disturbing. i think that's how i would describe them. it's good, i'm sure for kids to see and realize how serious meth is.....

3/03/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good ads, thanks for the link. It IS important.

3/03/2006 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Leilouta said...

I didn't even know what pot, liquor,crack, cocaine meant till I came here a few years ago.
I was that naive.
I still don't know much except for liquor:)

3/03/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger blog Portland said...

That picture reminds me of my senior prom.

*Sigh* Good times.

3/03/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Virenda said...

BP, that is wrong for so many different reasons. ~sigh~

Yea Emily it is serious and I'm not sure if the ads will help but it can't hurt to try.

3/03/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Spill The Beans said...

If you haven't had close contact with meth users, it gets worse than that. The worst horror story I can think of was a tweaker (meth addict) who let her 1 month old baby suffocate on the plastic baggy from her crystal meth while she was smoking it.

It's an incredibly addictive, toxic substance. When injected under the skin it can, over time, create large abcesses where the poison literally eats away at and begins to decay a person's flesh.

It also burns out the pleasure receptors in a person's brain so they can never again experience pleasure as they did before they used meth.

I had many clients in my previous job who became hooked on meth and ruined their lives.

It's a tragic horrible thing.

3/03/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger TheIdleReceptionist said...

Wow. Those were some powerful ads! I believe that over time they can sway the minds of those thinking of trying it.

3/03/2006 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Goodbye Mes Amis said...

Yeh, Lindsey, your friend will truly never be the same. I wanted to say what Trouble in Shangri la said about the pleasure receptors, because if I were young again, that is the info that would freak me out. EVERY time you use Meth, you kill part of your pleasure receptors, and these do NOT heal. That is why people get hooked, because eventually they can't feel any pleasure without Meth, and then they simply can't feel pleasure at all. I don't think that information is advertised enough.

3/03/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

I keep trying but can't get into the visuals on the ads. The audio is pretty dusturbing though.

I am so glad that they are getting real about this. Kids are not easily impressed or intimidated anymore. They obviously are consulting the right age group for marketing.

3/03/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Virenda said...

Well, I finally watch them and if I was young I think I would be sufficently scared. They reminded me of horror movies.

I think the last two were pretty fantastic as far as showing what happens. I hope these ads work.

3/03/2006 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Denial said...

Wow... The eyebrow one freaked me out and the little sister one really made a tear come out of my eye.
Rocco is never leaving the house.

3/03/2006 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger hook said...

I can't get them to play!!?? Refer to my computer skills or lack there of!

Seriously, anytime we see "tweakers" I make sure to point them out to my daughter! She is always amazed at what drugs can do to you!

The part about losing teeth, scares her the most! What can I say she is My daughter!

3/03/2006 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Education, education - it's SO important. These ads are good, shocking, but can never replace a parent taking the time to talk to their kids frankly and honestly (and not hysterically) about drugs.
My sister is a drug and alcohol therapist and she is horrified at the meth problem. It used to be the worst were alcohol and heroin. Now meth is right up there too. What else are humans going to invent to destroy themselves?

3/04/2006 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Chic Mommy said...

gosh, the screencaps were enough to scare me away from watching.

3/04/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

I didn't watch. If V wasn't going to watch, and she posted the link, I figured I wouldn't be able to handle it. But I think the poster is GREAT. Really drives home the point.

3/04/2006 02:43:00 PM  

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