The abuse of household drugs in America is becoming all the more common. Some do it for the high, the convenience, the rebellion; others do it to attempt suicide; and others are simply depressed and do it in order to do SOMETHING about the way they're feeling. It's a plea for help, hoping someone is listening.
Common drugs used are things like Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and other pain relievers. The effects of overdosing on these drugs vary. Ibuprofen, for example, damages your liver and other internal organs and can ultimately result in liver failure. 400mg/kg is considered an overdose. Overdosing on ibuprofen generally will not kill you. A person weighing 56kg (123 lbs) would need to take around 28 pills to cross a serious danger line. However, simple overdose causes dizziness, blurred vision, stomach pain, and many other symptoms. Continual overdose will almost certainly permanently affect you in some way.
I guess this project was created to bring attention to a problem that isn't often thought about. We hear all about drugs kids use to deal. "Don't do pot. Don't drink alcohol. Don't..." etc. etc.
Sadness can easily be disguised by innocence. Sometimes the best kids feel the most down. This project is about those kids/teenagers that overdose on household drugs as a cry for help -- the good students, the nice people, the seemingly successful people who just need a little help.
All the pictures are in black and white.
For the over-achievers
For any/all normal people that are just so damn tired.