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Topic: Anti-drug

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…

Darren Aronofsky Revisits the Horrors of Addiction in Anti-Meth PSAs

Familiar subject for 'Requiem for a Dream' director

Anti-meth advertising has been disgustingly gnarly for some time. Now, it gets a celebrity director in Darren Aronofsky, who knows a little something about the horrors of addiction, having made…

Mexicans Murdered for Reporting Crimes on Social Media

'Internet snitches' found hanging from a bridge

The mutilated bodies of a man and a woman have been found hanging from a pedestrian bridge in Nuevo Laredo, northern Mexico. They were apparently killed after using social media…

10 Anti-Drug Ads That Make You Want to Take Drugs

There's so much anti-drug advertising out there. And so much of it, in so many ways, actually makes people want to take drugs. Not all such efforts are ineffectual, but…

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