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(NPR)   New research shows that the anti-drug PSAs from the 80s and 90s actually encouraged children to try drugs   (npr.org) divider line 29
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2013-04-28 09:04:15 PM
4 votes:
And because they lied about marijuana, kids are now doing heroin and shooting up xanax and meth because clearly the problems all those drugs cause must be a lie too.
2013-04-28 10:24:19 PM
2 votes:
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2013-04-28 09:50:28 PM
2 votes:
This was seriously a blast to play:

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Arrest the trench-coat wearing crack pushers, avoid mullet-haired heroin dealers throwing syringes at you, fire rocket launchers at PCP-overdosing monsters tossing dumpsters (the drug makes them impervious to bullets), rescue prostitutes from killer rapist clowns, and gun down pot-smoking PTSD-addled Vietnam vets carrying M-16s. This game could not be made today.

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Only the 80s could produce something this ludicrous, this sleazy, this ridiculous over-the-top portrayal of drug culture so unrealistic that it can only be considered satire. It's like everything Republicans actually believe in a concentrated capsule of Reaganism, the only drug that matters.
2013-04-28 09:29:23 PM
2 votes:
Of course they failed.  They were about as evenhanded as a Jack Chick tract and about as accurate.  The only thing that money really did was enrich a few people who now keep Rifftrax in business and only entertain children who are much, much smarter than people think.  And to get a good chuckle at seeing how badly done propaganda today really is.
2013-04-28 09:15:14 PM
2 votes:
DARE probably worked on me. Plus I was too lazy/cheap to buy drugs.
2013-04-28 11:19:04 PM
1 votes:

Marshal805: Ya know what would work?

A group of convicts saying that if you get caught with so much as one joint, you be visiting them and start bleeding from places you never thought possible.


You know, that's not so much a reason to stay away from drugs as it is to hate the government and the people that tolerate it.
2013-04-28 10:35:10 PM
1 votes:

phrawgh: Never trust a junkie.


Just one fix!
2013-04-28 10:09:33 PM
1 votes:
I tried a lot of drugs, but was never addicted.

I'm the person who could do one line and no more.

Drink one glass of beer or wine and not need anymore.

Take two puffs off a joint or pipe and stop.

I have seen the other type of person and I'm glad I'm not like that.

Because drugs are really really great if taken properly

Cue bills hicks, didn't kill any body didn't rape anybody, didn't lose one farming job had a great darling time and went about my day
2013-04-28 10:01:08 PM
1 votes:

Summoner101: Whatever happened to Rachel Leigh Cook?

She was cute.


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Rachael Leigh Cook thread?

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2013-04-28 09:57:01 PM
1 votes:
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2013-04-28 09:53:54 PM
1 votes:
They need a PSA now that explains how weed is 170X more powerful than in the 80s. I could have used this crucial information.
2013-04-28 09:45:18 PM
1 votes:
One of the better PSAs was the anti-marijuana ad that had some dude in his late 20s sitting in a basement going on about how marijuana didn't affect him, only for his mom to call out to him about finding a job.  I was visiting my parents' house and was in the living room with my stoner brother (unemployed, living at home) when the PSA ran.  I just looked over at him and he just cringed.


/dumbass self-medicates instead of dealing with his anxiety
2013-04-28 09:43:11 PM
1 votes:
Even as a kid, I thought these were stupid.

I didn't do drugs and didn't know of anyone who did. My dad explained to me how people who got addicted to drugs had lots of other underlying problems that caused them to turn to drugs to dull the mental pain. That made me ask "If those people are doing drugs because they're already screwed up, what good is some 'Just say no' ad going to do in making them stop?"

The one thing that kept me from abusing drugs when I was young was seeing what a high school age guy (older sibling of a classmate) went through while quitting smoking. He stopped cold turkey, almost had a psychotic episode from nicotine withdrawal, and hocked up black crap for a week as he lungs flushed the poisons out from his system. I figured if cigs did that, heroin and cocaine were probably way worse.
2013-04-28 09:42:27 PM
1 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: I must have been one of the few that all the scary drug talk worked with, because I was terrified of trying drugs as a kid. I was afraid I'd jump off a building in a bad trip or something. I had no idea how to differentiate say pot, from LSD, from Speed or Angle Dust or all the other drug lingo.

I just said "no" when offered. No one made fun of me, but I didn't become part of their "circle" either. At the time, I might have felt a little left out, but I have no regrets for sure.

Later, in college, I learned enough to find pot fairly harmless (although with my personality, it can make me paranoid). Due to a couple of paranoid times with pot, I absolutely refused to try anything stronger. I'm all for legalizing marijuana, though, because I believe alcohol is WAY more dangerous and it's legal.

I'm still a nancy nerd, though.


To this day, I refuse to try anything that could cause hallucinations or psychosis.  The concept of not knowing what's real is terrifying to me.  As for everything else (well, except weed), I simply have no interest in it.
2013-04-28 09:40:37 PM
1 votes:
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2013-04-28 09:30:04 PM
1 votes:
Sounds about right.  I remember anti-drug commercials that featured the Ninja Turtles, Pee-Wee Herman, or awesome skateboarding cool kids weaving and jumping over shades-wearing teen dealers who were trying to give them glowing, electic-blue syringes or whatever. ("Be an original!  You're freeeeee to saaaay no!")

It all looked so exciting and glamorous.  They should have stuck to the basic Faces of Meth approach.  Shown a bunch of wrinkly crackheads with no teeth bellowing about their miserable lives.
2013-04-28 09:26:16 PM
1 votes:
I've never tried drugs. I think it had more to do with people I knew.
For example: my aunt's limp was apparently a result of her cocaine problem from before I was born. My mom told me in such a way that said "we don't talk about it." Now that I'm older I have no idea how the two could be connected but who the hell wants to do a drug that could cause permanent damage like that?

Also, seeing that I have an alcoholic mother, I generally tried to shy away from substances that could become a habit-forming escape from life.

/only drink socially and I'm a cheap drunk.
2013-04-28 09:24:34 PM
1 votes:
I said no.

It's just that no one told me to watch out for psychiatrists.

I was as straight-laced as you could imagine. Too straight-laced. And at 14 I was taken to a psychiatrist, who after seeing me for a few minutes put me on Ativan indefinitely. A drug more difficult and dangerous to withdraw from than heroin.

I know I sound like a soap box or maybe like a scientologist. It's hard not to sound annoying to people when this comes up. It just annoys me when I see them complaining about the ads not working. There were people like myself who wanted to do the right thing and didn't see it coming.
2013-04-28 09:23:56 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: I've never taken any Schedule 1 drug. I suppose some of that anti-drug propaganda had its effect, but mostly I didn't want to be around the types of people who I saw who were involved in taking the drugs. Nowadays, if I were in WA or CO, I might try some marijuana, but in general I shy away from that kind of thing because of the people I'd have to interact with.


That is a big reason why I've never wanted to do drugs. Even friends I've known for years that recently started slinging weed for a little walk-around money seem scummier.
2013-04-28 09:22:21 PM
1 votes:
Remember them well.

But I started doing drugs because it was fun and didn't require me drinking a handle of Jack.

Still don't understand those PSAs. So drugs will turn my brains into breakfast?
2013-04-28 09:18:16 PM
1 votes:
I've never taken any Schedule 1 drug. I suppose some of that anti-drug propaganda had its effect, but mostly I didn't want to be around the types of people who I saw who were involved in taking the drugs. Nowadays, if I were in WA or CO, I might try some marijuana, but in general I shy away from that kind of thing because of the people I'd have to interact with.
2013-04-28 09:16:28 PM
1 votes:
DARE was the best pro-drug program ever.

If they lied about marijuana, what else were they lying about?

Plus id doesnt help when alcohol is so wide spread and you teach kids about prohibition.
2013-04-28 09:15:12 PM
1 votes:
well, you must admit the basic psychology of the state making a big deal makes a martyr out of counter-culture. Oh, and also the dirty lies they told.

Drug education is absolutely a class every school needs -- and it's too bad they're afraid to really do any.

/Everyone needs to know if you dont make a foil bowl thick enough you can inhale aluminum vapor.
2013-04-28 09:14:07 PM
1 votes:

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I always like eggs.


That one was always laughable, even then.

This one, though, was always my favorite.
2013-04-28 09:13:38 PM
1 votes:
All my karate students from the late 80's had to take DARE courses in middle school. It was mandatory in that district.

Two that I know of were subsequently arrested in high school for dealing (one meth, one jimsonweed [of all things]).

Proving nothing, of course; but in general kids had a much more cavalier attitude towards drugs than we did when I was  a wee lass.
2013-04-28 09:13:01 PM
1 votes:
I very clearly remember an anti-drug talk I sat through in elementary school describe hallucinogens as drugs that make you hear colors and see sound.

I was in kindergarten.

How farking cool does it sound to a 5 year old to be able to hear colors and see sounds? That sounds absolutely amazing. A couple friends and I spent the rest of the day pretending to do exactly that.
2013-04-28 09:12:46 PM
1 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: I must have been one of the few that all the scary drug talk worked with, because I was terrified of trying drugs as a kid. I was afraid I'd jump off a building in a bad trip or something. I had no idea how to differentiate say pot, from LSD, from Speed or Angle Dust or all the other drug lingo.

I just said "no" when offered. No one made fun of me, but I didn't become part of their "circle" either. At the time, I might have felt a little left out, but I have no regrets for sure.

Later, in college, I learned enough to find pot fairly harmless (although with my personality, it can make me paranoid). Due to a couple of paranoid times with pot, I absolutely refused to try anything stronger. I'm all for legalizing marijuana, though, because I believe alcohol is WAY more dangerous and it's legal.

I'm still a nancy nerd, though.


It worked on me too, I've never done anything stronger than vodka. The only time I've knowingly been in the same room with pot was the evidence room when I interned with a police department.
2013-04-28 09:12:25 PM
1 votes:
Well, duh. I have the same problem with MADD commercials. They're so laughable that they reduce the credibility of their cause.
2013-04-28 09:02:46 PM
1 votes:
I must have been one of the few that all the scary drug talk worked with, because I was terrified of trying drugs as a kid. I was afraid I'd jump off a building in a bad trip or something. I had no idea how to differentiate say pot, from LSD, from Speed or Angle Dust or all the other drug lingo.

I just said "no" when offered. No one made fun of me, but I didn't become part of their "circle" either. At the time, I might have felt a little left out, but I have no regrets for sure.

Later, in college, I learned enough to find pot fairly harmless (although with my personality, it can make me paranoid). Due to a couple of paranoid times with pot, I absolutely refused to try anything stronger. I'm all for legalizing marijuana, though, because I believe alcohol is WAY more dangerous and it's legal.

I'm still a nancy nerd, though.
 
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