by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Photo: The Meth Project

One could argue that Darren Aronofsky’s first drug awareness PSA was his film ‘Requiem for a Dream.’ I can’t imagine many people watched that movie and then popped a pill. Now, the award winning director is scaring the pants off of anyone who is thinking about trying meth. Even Walter White from ‘Breaking Bad’ would quit his life of well meaning crime if he saw these babies.

Aronofsky partnered with the Meth Project, an organization that tends not to pull any punches when it comes to educating the public about the dangers of meth. As you can see from the ad above, they want teens to see the reality of a life addicted to meth.

The PSAs do much the same, and don’t shy away from showing the rotted teeth and cut up skin of an addict. All three are below, but we’re not sure you’ll get through all of them.

Via Bust

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://herwinsvegancafe.blogspot.com/ herwin

    rich rock stars can live perfectly well with drug addiction, even heroin addiction. Many times its not the drug itself but the high price of drugs and the criminalisation of drugs that leads to loss of job, poverty, no money for food that is responsible for bad health.
    better decriminalize drugs and view addicts as patients and not as criminals who should be pt in jail.

  • Mark Rickerby

    Herwin, nobody can “live perfectly well” with drugs. Sounds like you’re an addict trying to rationalize your addiction. Meth and heroin eat you up from the inside out until you look like a ghoul, whether you’re rich or poor. Money doesn’t make anyone immune to the limitations of the human body. By the way, my brother died of a heroin overdose. I watched him change from a healthy athlete to a walking cadaver, so please don’t try to tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about.