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A New, Realistic Angle on Anti-Drug Messages

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A New, Realistic Angle on Anti-Drug Messages

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A New, Realistic Angle on Anti-Drug Messages

A New, Realistic Angle on Anti-Drug Messages

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Some new anti-drug public service commercials are using a subtle tone and message. Slate critic Seth Stevenson says the ads portray realistic tales of casual drug users, instead of using a "this is your brain on drugs" type of shock value.