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  • Mar

    Drug Awareness Programs Provide Mug Shots to Make Impact

    Drug Awareness Programs Provide Mug Shots to Make Impact

    Meth is so unbelievably destructive to anyone that abuses this drug. The extreme euphoria the user experiences is just one of the reasons a person experiments with methamphetamine. The sad thing is that meth is very addictive and depending on the user and their emotional state, they can become dependent on methamphetamine sometimes after the first use.

    The emotional and physical effects caused from meth misuse and abuse is horrifying especially in chronic meth users. There are so many emotional and physical effects from meth use that the user starts seeing physical signs early in their use.

    A police Deputy in Oregon from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has seen the signs of meth use way too often. Deputy Bret King sees hopelessness, the loss of their health, their freedom and their sanity in many of the individuals he has seen throughout the years.

    One day Deputy King saw a woman in her cell who was battling psychotic behavior due to her chemical use. After realizing who she was and the changes in her appearance that he saw, prompted him to search other before and after mug shots. Due to the sad and extreme changes that take place from meth abuse King created a drug awareness program called "Faces of Meth".

    Faces of Meth had a huge impact on those that viewed the images, this prompted King and his sheriff's department to release a follow-up called "From Drugs to Mugs". This is a 48 minute documentary using the same concept as Faces of Meth because it made such an impact on viewers. This documentary also includes interviews with addicts hoping to make an impact on young people, letting them see what many meth, cocaine, and heroin users see when they look at themselves.

    Not only does meth and other drugs of abuse change the way your brain functions but it changes you physically and spiritually and destroys you inside. The cysts and boils that develop on their bodies, rashes and sores from picking at imagined bugs crawling on them, and the signs of meth mouth are bad enough. The hopelessness, the sadness and the helplessness in their eyes is something most people won't forget.

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