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Topic: Anti-drug

Yet Again, St. Louis Is Forced to Endure the Year's Most Distressing Super Bowl Ad

No seriously, don't do heroin

Poor St. Louis. Every year they sit there on Sunday Bowl Sunday quietly trying to enjoy their constipation and irritable bowel ads, only to be subjected to something truly bleak—PSAs…

Saatchi & Saatchi Defends Its Much-Ridiculed 'Stoner Sloth' Anti-Marijuana Ads

Agency says it welcomes the global attention

Amid the chorus of derision aimed at Australia's "Stoner Sloth" anti-marijuana ads, one group still wholeheartedly believes in the campaign—the agency behind it, Saatchi & Saatchi. "The videos have truly gone…

Australia's 'Stoner Sloth' Anti-Marijuana Campaign Is an Instant and Classic Fail

Young people love ads meant to shame them

There's a long and not-very-proud tradition of anti-drug advertising that gets ridiculed for missing the mark with young audiences. Australia's New South Wales government just added a classic new entry…

New Zealand's 'Don't Get Stoned and Drive' Ads Are Curious, Funny and Charming

The lighter touch

Some precocious Maori children in New Zealand argue about whose dad is more irresponsible in this curiously amusing PSA about driving while stoned—the latest in a string of such ads…

Facebook Protest in Oregon Forces Down Anti-Marijuana Billboards

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Who knew? It seems Facebook groups can actually get things accomplished. This has been proven out in Portland, Ore., where pro-marijuana activists managed to get a group of anti-marijuana billboards…

Roller Skating Beats a Life of Drugs and Despair, Says Ad

Genius mock PSA from Reno's Roller Kingdom

In a post on Rhett & Link's website, Rhett McLaughlin claims, "If you are in Reno, Nevada, there's a better option out there than drugs." That's a bold assertion that…

Parents Drop the Ball in Latest National Anti-Drug Spots

A mom is in denial, another is an enabler

Your kid uses drugs, but you've got a problem, too. Your emotions—avoidance, fear, enabling, shame—are just as powerful and dangerous as drugs themselves, and reinforce your child's substance abuse. That's…

Israel Uses Facebook Timeline to Show an Addict's Descent Over Time

A year on drugs, versus a year clean

The Israel Anti-Drug Authority is the first organization I've seen using Facebook Timeline for advertising. (Since most brand pages can't get Timeline yet, that's not too surprising.) IADA set out…

Tribal DDB S.F. Hired to Fight 'Robotripping'

Initiative paid for by pharma trade group

An anti-drug abuse nonprofit and a pharmaceutical trade association have teamed up to hire digital agency Tribal DDB San Francisco, hoping the agency can help them stop teenagers from getting…

Art-School Ads Brilliantly Parody Anti-Drug PSAs

'Talk to your kids about art school'

If art is your drug of choice, you'll appreciate these wonderful print ads from Team Detroit for that city's College for Creative Studies. Each parodies the kind of overwrought, family-in-crisis…

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