Drugs Are Bad, Mmmkay

26 Feb 2007

But no, seriously. The short pleasure you might have from popping a pill or doing a doobie can have consequences you aren’t aware of. Maybe not this time, and maybe not for you (you think), but not everyone is the same and some people don’t have the same control you have. These ads for a national public awareness campaign in Australia try to point out the dangers of various drugs or mind expanding substances, and they do so pretty well.

Drugs Are Bad 1

Speed. You don’t know who made it or what’s in it.

Speed is made from a combination of dangerous chemicals, usually in dirty backyard labs. The drug that’s created in the process can have a disastrous effect on the human body, and there’s no simple way of knowing what’s in it or what it’ll do to you. For more information call 1800 250 015 or visit

Speed. You don’t know what it’ll do to you.

Drugs Are Bad 2

Marijuana. It can mess up your head. And your life.

Marijuana affects different people in different ways. And no one can predict what it will do to you. Psychological problems -sometimes small, sometimes major and long term- are just one possibility. For more information call 1800 250 015 or visit

Marijuana. You don’t know what it’ll do to you.

Drugs Are Bad 3

Some cold hard facts about taking ecstasy.

When it happens, thermal melt-down isn’t pretty. Your body literally begins to cook from the inside. Muscles turn to liquid. Organs such as kidneys and the liver collapse. It’s just one of the possible consequences of taking ecstasy and related drugs. If they can get you to hospital soon enough, doctors may be able to save your life. Maybe. For more information call 1800 250 015 or visit

Ecstasy. You don’t know what it’ll do to you.


Posted by Miel Van Opstal in Campaigns, Ethics, Marketing


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  1. Steve0

    February 26, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Do these scare tactics still work ? This seems like a remaster of the ol’ ‘this your brain…’ clips.

  2. frombe

    February 26, 2007 at 11:36 am

    mmkay, and where is the alcohol poster? I really hate this kind of ‘drugs are evil” campagnes. because they’re not.

  3. Coolz0r

    February 26, 2007 at 11:46 am

    …and the cigarettes poster, and the medicinal drugs poster…… I only got these three and I agree with you there should be more, but drugs are bad if you abuse them (mmkay?)