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Oregon Sheriff Behind 'Faces of Meth' Creates 'From Drugs to Mugs'

February 28, 2011  | 


Photo courtesy of Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff.

The Oregon sheriff's deputy who created the "Faces of Meth" awareness campaign has created a second program that also appeals to the vanity of teenagers by showing the way meth ravages the physical appearance of its users.

The drug-education program "From Drugs to Mugs," a 48-minute documentary, was created by Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff's deputies Bret King and Curtis Sanders.

"The message is clear," the deputies write on the program's website. "Substance abuse will change your life in ways you never imagined."

As with "Faces of Meth," the documentary uses booking photos to show faces that were once normal, yet become ravaged, toothless wrecks to illustrate the physical damage caused by abusing meth, cocaine, and heroin.

In the documentary, the deputies interview 22 inmates, law enforcement officers, a judge, an addiction recovery specialist and a deputy medical examiner.

Related:

VIDEO: From Drugs to Mugs

Tags: Drug Enforcement, Corrections, Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff


Comments (7)

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

Jason Voyles @ 2/28/2011 9:46 PM

This is so sad one thing a picture, but to experience in real life day in and day out, some even old high school buddies, that have thrown themselves, their lives and their families apart!!! Sad!!!!!!

Jason Voyles @ 2/28/2011 9:49 PM

CORRECTION...... I gave this a five stae and it only shows three!!! This was a job well done by officer involved!!!!

Morning Eagle @ 2/28/2011 11:16 PM

Good article. Graphic images. I just emailed it to my kids with the suggestion they go over it then sit down WITH their kids and have them watch the video so that not if but when someone tells them "Oh c'mon chicken, just try it!" they will remember this and make the right decision.

Eric Smith @ 3/1/2011 10:11 AM

Five stars!!!

sad @ 5/7/2012 10:48 AM

sad

Michelle Todd @ 8/15/2012 11:34 PM

This is the best before & after picture showing the extreme deterioration & damaged face done in 10years of abusing herself. Not only did she destroy her face but u can see by the look in her eyes she has lost her sanity as well. Pictures this shocking need no words...

Michelle Todd @ 8/15/2012 11:43 PM

This is the picture i would choose to show young people of just how tore up a person can get in 10years. I think it would appeal to the vanity of most young people just how far a person can fall in 10years. It's truly sad to look at what she has done to her self!

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