June 8, 2008
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Hat Tip and thanks to TDA reader Norman for the heads up on this one!
In Britain, the Drug and Alcohol Service of London (DASL) has launched a campaign against binge drinking targeting women by appealing to one of the less noble human qualities, vanity. Lord Lytton once said, “There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth”… and anyone who has woke up after a hard night drinking and looked in the mirror can surely attest to this fact.
The rough truth of the matter is that people who abuse alcohol not only have to battle the physical effects of harmful drinking, but also the damage that accompanies this kind of lifestyle. Sleep deprivation, cuts and abrasions, poor hygiene, and stress are just a few of the accompanying features of substance abuse to add to the DASL’s warning that, “Apart from a stinking hangover, it warns women they will also be more prone to wrinkles, bad skin, hair loss and weight gain if they knock back too much booze.”
They even created an application that allows you to upload your picture to simulate the effects of prolonged alcohol abuse. So I took advantage of this application to run a little scientific test myself. I ran two of my favorite female celebrities, both with substance abuse problems, through the program. Care to guess who is in recovery and who is not?
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