Updated: Feb 8, 2019
A reflection of the nonchalant attitudes of the youth in regards to drug culture.
First of all, I am not one to judge. Well maybe a little, but in all honesty who doesn't judge- its human nature.
A few months ago one of my best friends, Jessica Caughron, asked me to come to help her out on the set of her newest concept -Pill Poppin Party. The whole idea was to create a satirical editorial on "The casual and lighthearted attitude of the drug culture," present within millennials. Naturally, I jumped at the chance because if you haven't noticed, I like to comment on society through fashion.
I've never been one to be uptight in regards to these things, even though I am not really into the whole drug culture scene, but we are all apart of it in some way. I mean, every other song on the radio is about the experience of being on a drug, every other movie or tv show involves a teenager stuffing themselves with prescription meds to keep up in school, or to get away from the world, or even to seem cool amongst friends. Adderall, Xanax, DXM, etc have all become normalized into something we as millennials have relatively easy access to, and it has become casual for a college student to be taking Adderall to keep up with work, and DXM has become something fun to do on the weekends.
Now I'm not saying every millennial is this way, but the majority, even if they haven't partaken in prescription drugs, don't generally bat an eye when someone pops a quick pill. I think we often forget that the use of drugs can be dangerous and can lead to severe consequences. I'm not saying that if you take Adderall once you are going to die some horrible death, but, I am saying that we need to be more aware, and that "Pill Poppin’" shouldn't be so normal that we do not react to it at all..