The dangers associated with the highly addictive drug methamphetamine (more commonly known as "meth") have been repeated time and time again, but Darren Aronofsky would like to put a few more shocking visual reminders out there. 


The 42-year-old director of such critically acclaimed films as "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler" has once again teamed up with the national group The Meth Project on a series of frightening ads. With a prequisite for their videos that includes "hard-hitting and graphic portrayals," it's no surprise that Aronofsky — whose 2000 drama "Requiem for a Dream" documents out-of-control drug use — was selected for the gig. 


The 30-second shorts, which will eventually be shown on networks across the nation, depict the lives of teens before and after meth use. It's really graphic stuff — but gets the point across in a way that as one parent implored in comments, "should be shown to every kid in America." 


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Darren Aronofsky creates stunning anti-meth PSAs
'Black Swan' director teams with The Meth Project to scare the hell out of anyone thinking of taking the drug.