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August 6 2013

Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs


For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain on drugs!

Unfortunately, scaring kids into sobriety with information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective tactic, according to a study released this month by the International Journal of Public Health. In fact, drug users probably know more about the risks of drugs than people who decide not to use them.

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