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White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: "Neighborhood Dealer"

by Jen Creer, posted Feb 3rd 2008 9:25PM
This is a simple ad of a neighborhood junkie (doesn't every neighborhood have one? You are probably kidding yourself if you don't think your neighborhood has one) complaining about business. Business is down, you see, because the teenagers he depends on don't have to come to him for their drugs anymore.

Oh no. They are doing just fine raiding Mommy and Daddy's drug cabinets. The pharmacist has become the new dealer. Instead of this being a Public Service Announcement warning parents to lock up their drugs, I found this to be a really sad commentary on what a medicated society we are. Even ritalin, which is over-prescribed to kids to control "hyperactivity" in schools is abused because people take it recreationally. Mommy and Daddy's sleeping pills, valium, anti-depressants, and erectile dysfunction drugs aren't the only things teenagers are getting into: They are passing around their own drugs like candy.

Maybe the real message here needs to be that we need to start fixing some of the things that cause us as a society to want to drug ourselves. But now I am starting to sound like Tom Cruise, so I'll shut up now.Video coming soon!

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I thought this was a cell phone ad at first since he was talking about business being down and was standing next to a pay phone....

February 04 2008 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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