Kara Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

Not Even Once

Note: This post was written before I realized I was trans and/or before I came out online. As such, I might refer to myself as a man or use my deadname. Please read my name policy to understand how you should refer to me.

It's all well and good to hear about the problems with drugs across the world and such from the news, and how it's all a big, terrible pandemic. Don't do drugs. Blah blah blah. Seldom do we see effective campaigns against it. I can't remember the last time I saw a "quit smoking" advertisement on television--not just an anti-smoking one, but one that actually tells you to call the number and get a free guide. So when I heard about the "crystal meth pandemic", I wondered what sort of piece the news would do on it.

I heard about the Montana Meth Project on CBC News: The Hour. They showed some of the television ads, and I must say . . . they are compelling. Watch the ads or go to NotEvenOnce.com. (Warning: the ads are disturbing.)