"Skin Care by Heroin." Part of the "Heroin Screws You Up" drug awareness campaign. 1986 poster featuring a young male addict.

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"Skin Care by Heroin." Part of the "Heroin Screws You Up" drug awareness campaign. This poster featuring a stark image of a young female drug addict was released in 1986 and was part of a broader campaign which started in 1985 drawing attention to the highly addictive and potentially damaging effects of heroin addiction. The text reads: "Take heroin and before long you'll start looking ill, losing weight and feeling like death. So, if you're offered heroin, you know what to say." Ironically many believe this image in particular became a teenage pin-up with the "heroin chic" look hitting the catwalks a few months later.
Location: United Kingdom