These before and after photos of drug users were taken only a few months apart...

Remember back in the day when you were a teenager in a hot-stuffy auditorium and they were lecturing you to just “Say NO to drugs!”

Problem was the teachers never elaborated much beyond the whole ‘drugs are bad’ message.

Well that’s no longer the case for students United States. They get the message loud and clear when shown photos like these.

You see, the sheriff’s office in one local county of Oregon are collecting these mug shots of drug users shown above. These before and after photos show the mind-boggling and incredibly scary results of what drugs can do to you physically. Perhaps what is most surprising is how quickly drugs can damage and age the face of a drug user.

The collection of before-and-after mugshots is part of an anti-drug campaign linked with a 48 minute documentary called ‘From Drugs to Mugs’ created by Deputy Bret King. King is hoping the images and documentary scare kids shitless by showing them the effects of drugs within months of using.

We suspect it will be rather effective.

We ask you to share this with your friends to help spread awareness of the dangers of drugs.

If you would like to seek  help for you drug addiction, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). They provide confidential telephone counselling.

Or contact CounsellingOnline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are a free alcohol and drug counselling online service.