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Dr. Ablow: ‘Faces of Drug Arrests’ may not face real truth about drug abuse

The new anti-drug campaign, “More Than Meth: Faces of Drug Arrests,” showcases the devolving appearance of those arrested multiple times for drug-related offenses. Sponsored by Rehabs.com, the campaign aims to startle people into recognizing the devastating effects of drug addiction on people who once looked healthy (in their first mug shots), as they change into people who look worn and ill and, frankly, unattractive (with facial lesions, etc.) The campaign may have some impact, because people fear physical decline, sometimes more than they fear psychological decline. No one wants to look like any of the “after” pictures in the “Faces of Drug Arrests” campaign. My problem with the campaign is only this: Most of the addicts I treat for cocaine dependence and oxycodone dependence and marijuana dependence and alcohol dependence don’t look anything like the folks in these mug shots. They look like athletes, attorneys, doctors, construction workers and even models—because they are. Their m...

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