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.