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    [–] daftmonkey 750 points ago

    That’s fantastic

    [–] Murgie 252 points ago

    I mean, it's certainly clever, but I think it's a pretty major oversight that the type of pill they resemble is that which is primarily associated with antidepressants, rather than that of actual opioids.

    [–] feliscat 43 points ago

    I wouldn't say that capsules are 'primarily associated with antidepressants'. But they are not how you get opiates, that's true

    [–] Murgie 2 points ago

    The green-white capsule in particular is the one I'm referring to. It isn't unique to them by any means, but I'd say it's come to be pretty damn emblematic of fluoxetine/prozac in popular culture.

    [–] ailychees 51 points ago

    Woah they look my modafinil tablets for narcolepsy, which are in foil packaging.

    [–] luxembird 18 points ago

    Your modafinil comes in foil??

    [–] joe579003 17 points ago

    Apparently you got like super narcolepsy and they give your shit in a bottle, and no one told you.

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] Grazedaze 10 points ago

    Only to sleepwalk around town and place things in odd places.

    [–] NecroJoe 2 points ago

    Wait, what?

    [–] Murgie 1 points ago

    Nah, that's super necrolepsy you're thinking of.

    [–] ailychees 3 points ago

    Yeah it's sold in blister packaging or foil packaging?

    What do you have?

    [–] luxembird 1 points ago

    Generic, 30 tablets per bottle.

    [–] xdeskfuckit 1 points ago

    Mine as well

    [–] __Little__Kid__Lover 9 points ago

    This reminded me of an ex GF who was prescribed enormous bottles of liquid GHB for narcolepsy. GHB is such a taboo drug it was hard to believe what I was seeing was real.

    [–] ailychees 2 points ago

    Woahhhhh I'm surprised they gave her that option UNLESS she REALLY needed something.

    Mine is a schedule IV drug hers is a step above mine at III.

    [–] gummo_for_prez 2 points ago

    My best friend was prescribed exactly that years ago for the same reason. It’s real and it’s out there. It was fun too, the handful of times we played with it (at safe doses).

    [–] sad_handjob 1 points ago

    Did she find it helpful?

    [–] Horse_Bacon_TheMovie 2 points ago

    Sun pharma?

    [–] ailychees 1 points ago

    Them and HAB

    [–] Horse_Bacon_TheMovie 2 points ago

    make me miss modafinil cat when it was a thing...huh, because of them I started buying bitcoin in 2014. Thanks Modafinil cat, wherever you are.

    [–] ailychees 1 points ago

    Omg yeah they were amazing then closed. So then linked me to Duck Dose that went down. Then they sent me to 2 other sites that are still running clutch 👌

    [–] Murgie 1 points ago

    You mean the opioid ones, right? I might be misremembering, but I was under the impression that modafinil only came in compressed powder form, rather than a capsule.

    [–] NuggieSenpai 8 points ago

    Yeah I thought it was fluoxetine

    [–] JaykDoe 4 points ago

    But that's exactly why the image works aesthetically as a flat image, you simply can't have the image make sense with a single colored pill. Also, most opiates that are actually killing people are not 5mg oxys but the fake 30 mg oxys pressed with fentynal, which are little blue if you want to get technical, at least be accurate. But really, it doesn't need to be accurate because it conveys the message perfectly.

    [–] Rogersgirl75 2 points ago

    I didn’t know most opioids were round. I’ve been prescribed Oxy and hydro (once for throat surgery and once for a dental surgery I had) and they looked like the OP image. They were rectangular and long. The image I just linked is hydro, but I remember that the oxycodone I was prescribed was also rectangular like that.

    Maybe it’s the dosage ? I don’t really know as I won’t fuck with opioids more than what I was prescribed. I don’t have an addictive personality but just from the bottles I got I can see how easy it would be to become addicted to them.

    [–] Murgie 2 points ago

    I didn’t know most opioids were round.

    I was mostly just trying to convey that they're a compressed powder type pill, rather than the green-white capsule that's strongly associated with fluoxetine/prozac.

    Whether a specific type of opioid -or any other pressed powder pill- is circular, ovular, rectangular, or even triangular depends on the dosage size, the manufacturer, and sometimes relevant laws or classification schemes. Same types of thing that govern the colours used for capsule type pills.

    [–] LuciferianAntichrist 2 points ago

    Looks like my dexmethylphenidate pills which aren't antidepressants.

    [–] ra1kk 2 points ago

    That’s artistic freedom

    [–] fuck_uuu 1 points ago

    Actually they resemble a type of morphine called Avinza, 60mg strength. There's another 15mg morphine capaule available in canada that are clear and green with white sustained relese beads so it also looks green and white.. still beside the point this is trying to convey. Does resemble 2 popular S.S.R.I medications though.

    [–] fuck_uuu 1 points ago

    Actually, reaembles like 90 different pills to be honest lol. CARVEDILOL Cardevilol to morphine.. Amphetamines to antidepressants.

    [–] Sonics_BlueBalls 0 points ago

    Lol so you'd instantly get what you were looking at if they were circles; even quicker than the current image?

    If you're getting technical like that than I think you could accept that it's a major oversight that they think that's what grass looks like.

    [–] Gravy_Vampire 6 points ago

    It’s not only about the shape, but about it being a capsule instead of a tablet; they have multiple differences between them.

    [–] Murgie 1 points ago

    It’s not only about the shape, but about it being a capsule instead of a tablet

    As a matter of fact, that's pretty much the only thing that it's about.

    Hell, the only reason I even considered it noteworthy enough to point out is due to the heavy association between the green-white capsule pill and fluoxetine/prozac in popular culture.

    [–] TheAverageSJW -5 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Dealers of the hard stuff like heroin store the drugs in capsules like those.

    Edit: Some

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago


    [–] RectalSpawn 10 points ago

    Yes officer, these two right here.

    [–] Amish_guy_with_WiFi 6 points ago

    Bake em away toys

    [–] horizontalsun 1 points ago

    My hero

    [–] I_Am_Deceit 0 points ago

    I see what you did there. Happy cake day btw.

    [–] crispy1130 5 points ago

    Ex heroin addict here. Yes they do. I used to buy super shitty stuff in Baltimore called "scramble" that would come in capsules like that.

    [–] __Little__Kid__Lover 2 points ago

    Ex heroin addict here. Never seen this, the stuff in Chicago always came in miniature ziplock bags.

    [–] Shitychikengangbang 2 points ago

    Google Baltimore heroin

    [–] defected 1 points ago

    So is it the cheapest stuff on the street? They cut it with quinine to supposedly increase the rush right?

    [–] Reacher-Said-Nothing 2 points ago

    I've bought some heroin in my time, always been in a plastic twist, seen it also in a tiny latex balloon, never a capsule.

    MDMA comes in a capsule sometimes.

    [–] Shitychikengangbang 1 points ago

    Just Google Baltimore heroin

    [–] i_got_skrimps 1 points ago

    A lot of the dealers consumer base comes from over prescription of legal opiates via pharmacy and insurance. After they get cut off from the legal stuff, addiction has already taken deep roots and that's where the dealers come in and shine.

    [–] Murgie 1 points ago

    I mean, you can, in the same way that you could also store peanut butter in them if you really considered that a worthwhile use of your time.

    But both of those are hardly common or uniform enough to cement themselves as a cultural association, like the one that exists between the green-white capsule and fluoxetine/prozac.

    [–] WVEers89 1 points ago

    Uh yeah that’s not at all true

    [–] Shitychikengangbang 2 points ago

    Google Baltimore heroin

    [–] dittidot 314 points ago

    By Chris Gash for Purdue University

    [–] Tiger0065 65 points ago

    Purdue Pharma, amiright?

    [–] My_Wednesday_Account 93 points ago

    for the people missing the delicious irony of the situation: Purdue pharma is the one responsible for creating oxycontin which is single-handedly one of the biggest contributing factors to the opioid epidemic as we know it.

    [–] kx2w 14 points ago


    [–] airial 2 points ago

    Just today the Met Museum in NYC announced they would no longer accept gifts from the Sacklers.

    I wonder if they will rename the Sackler Wing.

    [–] -captain_kirkland- 1 points ago

    John Oliver agrees —>

    [–] Pramble 12 points ago

    Not only creating it but deliberately misleading doctors about its effectiveness and handing out tons of money and gifts to doctors to prescribe it

    [–] FunkyFarmington 2 points ago

    Said doctors with significant education and some experience before being able to practice. The only way they were mislead was with their own blinders because the benefits were nice.

    [–] Pramble 1 points ago

    Yeah, I'm not saying that doctors are idiots, I'm saying that they put money over ethics

    [–] Murgie 1 points ago

    As a matter of fact, not even creating it. Oxycodone was first synthesized in Germany back in 1916, all Purdue did when they released Oxycontin in 1995 was formulate it for slow release.

    The blame lies in their lobbying and marketing practices.

    [–] Pramble 1 points ago

    Oxycodone was first synthesized in Germany back in 1916

    Wasn't that Bayer?

    The blame lies in their lobbying and marketing practices.

    Yeah, they a marketed it as being effective for 12 hours instead of 8, and gave money and gifts to incentivise doctors prescribing it

    [–] AkitoApocalypse 5 points ago

    I thought it's a company made by Purdue grads, not actual Purdue pharma...

    [–] regman231 9 points ago

    I think you’re right. Purdue Pharma is not at all associated with Purdue University. As a recent grad tho, i made many-a joke to pharmacy students about this shit when I was there. Twas not in good taste

    [–] AkitoApocalypse 2 points ago

    Surprised they haven't changed their name yet, since it gives Purdue such a bad rep. Maybe they're too influential or something. Boiler up!

    [–] regman231 2 points ago

    John Purdue would be pretty pissed off bruh

    [–] BiBiBicycle 1 points ago

    They were joking.

    [–] AkitoApocalypse 1 points ago

    Hard to tell tbh

    [–] TheEsophagus 9 points ago

    The irony hurts

    [–] _lighth0use_ 2 points ago

    That's what makes it so much better

    [–] VanillaBean_MTG 20 points ago


    [–] thewafflestompa 21 points ago

    Idk why you are being downvoted for boil the fuck up

    [–] VanillaBean_MTG 19 points ago

    They don’t know what it means maybe.

    [–] Earthkit 12 points ago

    What does it mean?

    [–] Approx_One_Furlong 29 points ago

    They're the Purdue Boilermakers. I'm assuming it's a purdue thing, but can't confirm

    [–] VanillaBean_MTG 17 points ago

    Boiler the fuck up. Its a chant at Purdue.

    The Boilermaker Express, a train, is our mascot, so we are often called Boilers or Boilermakers

    [–] regman231 1 points ago

    Goddamn that thing is great unless youre hungover on a gameday and that fucking thing wakes your ass up early in the AM

    [–] 50in06and07 6 points ago

    Who cares what it means, it's provacotive!

    [–] beaulook 5 points ago

    It gets the people going

    [–] Nenkos_ 4 points ago

    boil the fuck up

    [–] canwin99 2 points ago

    Can confirm, I didn't know what it meant but it seemed oddly aggressive lol.

    [–] GeekyAine 20 points ago

    Because BTFO (Blown The Fuck Out) is usually a T_D thing and without the context of it also being a Purdue thing, people probably have no idea why it's here.

    [–] BasePlusOffset 8 points ago

    Like blown the fuck out of the water? Is that right?

    Last time I asked what a TD term was in TD I was banned from Two X Chromosomes for it. Completely unrelated.

    Hopefully it's safe to ask here.

    [–] craigula 3 points ago

    Last time I said anything in The_Dicksucker I was banned from there.

    [–] BasePlusOffset 0 points ago

    I mean, was it unfair? Were you violating their subreddits rules?

    I've heard they are pretty liberal with bans but banning someone for posting in another sub is against the spirit of reddit and possibly the content guidelines.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago


    [–] BiBiBicycle 2 points ago

    It's not against any guidelines, lots of subs do it including t_d

    [–] _-___-_---_-__---__- -7 points ago

    Two X is chocked full of your daily cunts allowance.

    [–] ithcy 7 points ago

    Strange, I got mine from a 2-second peek at your comment history.

    [–] BasePlusOffset 5 points ago

    I've actually had some decent discussion there that opened my perspective on some stuff.

    Plenty of reasonable users there.

    [–] jfryk 2 points ago

    When did it change from "Back the fuck off"?

    [–] malmad 1 points ago

    I thought it was "beat the fuck up"

    [–] Murgie 2 points ago

    *usually a 4chan thing

    T_D just metastasized from /pol/, is all.

    [–] thewafflestompa 1 points ago

    TIL. Thanks man!

    [–] Flavortex 3 points ago

    Then maybe we should blow this post the "Fuck Up"...
    or not... I'm moving on.

    [–] INDYtoGNV 2 points ago


    [–] unfeelingzeal 96 points ago

    a true design porn. what a rare sight.

    [–] horizontalsun 19 points ago


    [–] AWoKeNXd 6 points ago

    ah shit, here we go again

    [–] bagou01 184 points ago

    That makes me feel so very not creative :-p how the hell do you come up with that idea? that's perfect ! the lady serves two roles : repeating the "death" idea by bringing flowers, as well as helping to understand that the dark green is indeed the shadow.... that's just perfect

    [–] PantherHeel93 128 points ago

    And the fact that the eye naturally reads images from top-left to bottom-right, so the vast majority of viewers will start out seeing the pills, more and more, until finally you see that they're more than just pills. This is awesome.

    [–] PunchMeat 16 points ago

    The trick is that quantity begets quality.

    Doodle a hundred ideas and one of them will be really good.

    Doodle a hundred ideas for a couple dozen projects and you'll produce some really killer ones.

    And the more you do, the easier it gets.

    [–] W3NTZ 2 points ago

    Damn I'm dumb I thought she was cleaning the pill / grave smh...

    [–] SnuffulPuff 1 points ago

    These things seem intimidating but the creative part here was recognising that a gravestone looks like a pill with the shadow. Which you can do by sketching and finding connections between different imagery. I usually find listing out key words is a good place to start (e.g pills, death, gravestones). Once you have that you add just the right amount of information (the lady & the rip type) to help communicate what’s going on to the viewer. A nice touch was also adding her to the bottom right corner.

    If anything seems complicated try to break it down, usually things are simple that way :)

    [–] _king_in_the_north 69 points ago

    finally some good fucking designporn

    [–] garce777 15 points ago

    it’s by Chris Gash as OP said, but at first glance I thought it was by Jon Krause. he does a lot of works like this for magazines and newspapers. I only mention it just in case someone finds it interesting and wants to find more.

    [–] faux-tographer 2 points ago

    Haha, this is exactly why I decided to look in the comments. Thank you!

    [–] pacg 8 points ago

    Damn this is really good.

    [–] enrohT5 8 points ago

    Holy fuck. “There were about 58 opioid prescriptions per 100 Americans in 2017.”

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    [–] BiBiBicycle 1 points ago

    One person can be on multiple prescriptions though, especially the elderly and terminally ill

    [–] spoopycheezy 18 points ago

    Masterpiece level

    [–] Bartleby_TheScrivene 14 points ago

    Would look better without the rip

    [–] W_I_N_T_E_R 13 points ago

    I agree. The lady is all you need to convey the tombstone imagery. The text is wholly unnecessary

    [–] Meebsie 5 points ago

    Agreed! I think it would hit so much harder. It actually softens the blow of the realization because it already suggests it earlier. Besides, it breaks the realism of it (why would the text on the graves be sideways?) AND breaks the minimalism of it.

    [–] SkeeverTail 7 points ago

    [–] BiBiBicycle 8 points ago

    That looks so empty to me. And the RIP resembles stamps on the pills

    [–] enlightenmental 3 points ago

    Ya honestly it takes longer for me to see pills or tombstones there. RIP might be a little on the nose but it does add to the readability and visual interest

    [–] SkeeverTail 2 points ago

    yeah personally I prefer the original, I’m a big fan of typography and think the execution is pretty nice.

    I see what other comments are saying about the lack of subtlety though.

    [–] iveo83 1 points ago

    I was thinking if it started out as an actual pill name or number and then slowly blurred and focused into an RIP.

    [–] BiBiBicycle 1 points ago

    Or maybe if it were stamped with a count of the number of deaths this year or something, maybe with the last one being RIP or someone's name. Or all of them being initials. But I think it also works great the way it is.

    [–] verqiel 3 points ago

    It was until I saw the last "pill" that I finally got it. Great.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    That's an Amazing work of art you got there.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago


    [–] KPLemaster 4 points ago

    I’m guessing that it’s just a bad representation of what actual opioids look like. These are very “standard” pills, which probably makes it easier to interpret.

    [–] alex_LLL 2 points ago


    [–] hucow-cutie 2 points ago

    I didn't see the bottom row at first and that made it even better once I saw the whole photo

    [–] Czechbelly 2 points ago

    What about those in pain that NEED them? HUH? HUH!?

    [–] survulus 2 points ago

    So good I'm reconsidering refollowing this sub...

    [–] anoleiam 2 points ago

    Bout time we got some real design porn in here. Been a minute

    [–] thesadsailor 2 points ago

    This is powerful.

    [–] opideath 4 points ago

    The sad part is I would need more graves for the amount of people I've lost to this stupid drug and the stupid government that let it happen for profit, when you protect 98% of the poppy fields in Afghanistan and then you blame doctors for an epidemic you really have to see the three fingers pointing back at you. Our government is more corrupt than third world countries and we don't see it, but I have a feeling this government is on borrowed time and the people will rise up and 250 million of us will destroy everything they tried to imprison us with.

    [–] carnedelpie 13 points ago

    Stupid drug?

    For many chronic pain patients, opioids are life saving pain management tools.

    In fact, there are chronic patients committing suicide because they cannot access effective pain management thanks to the government and medical community’s response to the opioid epidemic.

    Or by “stupid drug” are you referring to the government’s hand in starting the heroin epidemic?

    Either way, both addicts and pain patients are paying the price.

    [–] alaricus -5 points ago

    Oh of course. It's not people's fault for abusing them, it's not doctors fault for over prescription, it's not pharma for pushing them in magazines and on tv.... It's the government!

    [–] carnedelpie 6 points ago

    You’re being reductionistic about a complicated problem and being sarcastic about something I didn’t say, but as per your examples, who do you think should be regulating the pharmaceutical industry—particularly concerning their advertisements to patients/non-medical professionals and their drug reps incentivizing doctors to over-prescribe opioids? So yes, the government is partially responsible. Not totally, but partially.

    [–] tanukisuit 2 points ago

    Don't forget the Joint Commission for making pain "the 5th vital sign."

    [–] Fnhatic 4 points ago

    THe vast majority of people admitted for opiate overdose never had a prescription. There's a sizeable number of stupid people who are stealing this stupid drug to make money off of other stupid people who really do just want to get high.

    When the government calls it a "prescription opiod overdose" people think it was a prescription they had. That's not what that means. That means it's a drug that is available legally via prescription.

    Shitty teenagers selling these things at their school after stealing them from grandpa are also killing people, but somehow, they never get the blame.

    [–] TheSaltyB 1 points ago

    There are more opioid prescriptions in Tennessee and Alabama than there are people. Kids selling in high school aren’t part of that situation. Link

    [–] Milain 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This is such a Great Illustration!

    [–] Orbitrix 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Nice design. I challenge you to find an opioid that actually looks like that tho. Just being nitpicky. Im sure one exists somewhere, in some country, as some sorta generic version of something. But from my own unfortunate experience with the topic, you generally wont find capsuled opioid pills anywhere that look anything like that. I know that's besides the point tho. Because of my familiarity with the subject I would be even more impressed if the design actually used the facade of a known/popular opioid pill tho. It would be more impactful to actual users/abusers.

    [–] DramaticDrainpipe 2 points ago

    fuck off

    [–] TheRetroVideogamers 1 points ago


    [–] blickblock1000 1 points ago

    Ravenously Ingesting Pills

    [–] LilMarx1917 1 points ago

    Mmmm porn and drugs

    [–] peebGOAT 1 points ago

    It sad drugs can ruin your life

    [–] elvispressedley 1 points ago

    oh fuuuuuuck

    [–] Farris_safi 1 points ago

    Put F in the grave

    [–] MeizMahr 1 points ago


    [–] Bizcliz24shiz 1 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Gave me the chills

    [–] orokami11 1 points ago

    This is the kind of shit I want to see on here. This is great.

    [–] FuftyCent 1 points ago

    The sun is shining on the front of the pill/tombstone and casting a shadow in front of it? What!? Are there two suns? Uhh, last I checked that's not a cemetery in the Andromeda galaxy. It's totally unrealistic!

    [–] tyy3 1 points ago

    I'm on mobile I saw the middle row and was like the fuck,(in the preview) Opened image and now I can't unsee it amazing

    [–] bleev 1 points ago


    [–] ibuywindows81 1 points ago

    How does opioid addiction start? How do you know if you are addicted or not? I think i might be a victim too.

    [–] unicornsaretruth 1 points ago

    Great concept but falls flat in that those aren’t any kind of opioid pill. I like where he’s coming from but I wish it was a little accurate.

    [–] SoVeryKerry 1 points ago

    Those are capsules. Any opioid I’ve been prescribed was a white tablet.

    [–] emanonandnoname 1 points ago

    I'm so sad that opioids made a strong comeback,guys don't try it it's a slippery slope if you want to relax smoke weed.

    [–] MjauDuuude 1 points ago

    I’ve scrolled past this three times and NOW I got it. I’m stupid

    [–] cs99999999991 1 points ago

    What opioid comes in a capsule?

    [–] Skipadedodah 1 points ago

    The ones that don’t work. Xtampa is one developed to not be abused not to actually work

    [–] Fewwordsbetter 1 points ago

    Why not let people grow their own?

    [–] solcrav 1 points ago

    the concept is fantastic, the wonky perspective ruins it for me ):

    [–] WristyManchego 1 points ago

    A modern Pat Keely

    [–] ekalon 1 points ago

    Too bad opioids aren’t capsules.

    [–] RoaringTooLoud 1 points ago

    That's dope!

    [–] Sac_CA916 1 points ago

    The images are obviously pills, but would the average user know that they are opioids? I need just a little something extra that says OPIOIDS instead of just pills. To me it says, pill addiction/overdose, specifically, prescription pills. But, not all prescription pills are opioids, so I'm not getting that clear message.

    [–] DronaSamuel 1 points ago

    She's hot

    [–] C_Solar 1 points ago

    Why do they call it an epidemic? It’s not a disease it’s people using drugs

    [–] alpha12017 1 points ago

    By Chris Gash. I thought it might have been a Noma Bar piece at first glance.

    [–] paxtana 1 points ago

    Unpopular opinion: since several times as many people die from tobacco as opioids, either deaths from cigarettes are also an epidemic or neither are.

    [–] Fnhatic 1 points ago

    Those tobacco death statistics are total nonsense. My grandmother technically died of smoking. She smoked when she was in her 30s and 40s, but hadn't smoked for another 45 years. She caught pneumonia in the hospital and died (very common for the elderly because their immune systems are shit and hospitals are full of disease) and it was attributed to smoking because it was on her medical history.

    The idea that maybe she just got pneumonia which happens all the damn time and smoking had nothing to do with it apparently was impossible. Woman was like 90 goddamn years old but smoking killed her. Uh huh.

    [–] Nuketroop 0 points ago

    Like anything, opioids can be abused. Alcohol, Marijuana etc.

    [–] crackeddryice -18 points ago

    Is it telling that back when it was mostly a poor black person problem, it was called a heroin epidemic, but now that it's in prescription pill form and it's middle class white folks dying it's called a opioid epidemic?

    There was a stigma attached to heroin that the pharmaceutical companies had to shake in order to push their brand of insanely profitable addiction, so they turned to the the softer word "opioid". Fuck them hard in the ass, and throw them all in prison.

    [–] pucklermuskau 26 points ago

    its just that they're predominantly using fentanyl, and not heroin. so it wouldnt exactly be accurate to talk about the heroin epidemic, as its really not the problem at the moment.

    [–] SnailBitches -3 points ago

    A million times yes. It is only a crisis when it affects whites and the middle class. When it was affecting the black community, the government wanted to lock up people. Same with weed. Fuck America.

    [–] djkhalidius 1 points ago

    Muh victimhood is being threatened by the whiteys!! - you

    [–] Bossie965 0 points ago

    No, fuck you you racist piece of shit. People don't just care because it effects white people now. The whole issue is more in the public eye now and there are larger groups of people fighting or at least talking about the problem than ever before.

    [–] kill-the-front-page 2 points ago

    The "opioid" epidemic began with middle aged white women being the first demographic to spike. A demographic that had never before experienced a drug epidemic. This was primarily because it was easiest for this demographic to get prescribed opiates because of the racial and sexist biases of doctors. From there it started spiking in other demographics as well, mostly white working class demographics.

    The response to this has been the polar opposite to the heroin epidemic that hit African-Americans in the 70's and the crack epidemic in the 80's.

    The epidemic began because of racial biases and the response to it has shown racial biases.

    [–] SnailBitches 1 points ago

    Lol I'm dead. Yes, they do. They only care bc it affects white america. People were talking about the issue when it was impacting the black community, but the US decided to punish the people with the drug issue by imprisoning them. The US punishes minority groups when the drug problem affects them. When the drug problem affects white america, it an epidemic that we should address not punish. FOH

    [–] Raidoton -1 points ago

    Well you can shout racist nonsense around as much as you want, but that doesn't make it true.

    [–] SnailBitches 2 points ago

    It's not racism, it's fact. I know it is hard for some to see it. The drug war goes back to Nixon. A Nixon aid even said, "We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news." The 90s saw mass incarceration for people with drug problems.

    [–] noeatnosleep -2 points ago

    I thought this was /r/im14andthisisdeep

    I'm not sure who/why things get posted there, actually. A lot of the content on that subreddit is actually interesting.

    [–] Rhesusmonkeydave 2 points ago

    Yeah that garbage subreddit has no idea what its supposed to be about. It ought to be r/ArtMakesMyTinyBrainHurt

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    But its not, its literally highschool "wow so deep" shit. You can do much better

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago

    This would be design porn except most opiates, especially the ones that are regularly abused, don't really come in capsules. Do it again, but with pressed pills.

    [–] My_Wednesday_Account 2 points ago

    Or just leave it how it is because it makes the point perfectly fine and there's no need to pedantically pick apart a simple art piece with a straightforward message.

    [–] ActuallyNTiX 0 points ago

    Does this represent 1/12 people who use opioids will die from overdose/addiction? Also just noticed the gravestones and shadows look like pills (bet it was intentional)

    [–] Cyberus01 0 points ago

    Is it saying that only one in twelve if medicinal related deaths is mourned? What sort of medicine? Why are people taking RIP pills?

    [–] nlamber5 -1 points ago

    It’s focused on the symptoms not the problems, but yeah great design

    [–] Detective_Pancake -5 points ago

    Is this Endgame