Fight the New Drug

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Fight the New Drug
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Founded 2009
Founder Clay Olsen, Ryan Werner, Cameron Lee, Beau Lewis
Key people
Robbie Tripp, Kyle Duran
Slogan

Porn Kills Love.

Be A Fighter.
Mission Fight the New Drug exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using science, facts, and personal accounts.[1]
Website http://www.fightthenewdrug.org

Fight the New Drug (FTND) is an American anti-pornography 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009. It focuses on educating youth and raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography.[2]

History[edit]

FTND presents itself as a non-religious and non-legislative organization. The name behind the organization, "Fight the New Drug", derives from the organization's belief that pornography is similar to a drug.[1]

Overview[edit]

Fight the New Drug defines itself as "pro healthy sex and anti-pornography."[1] Its mission is to educate and raise awareness on its findings, as well as sharing the personal experiences of those who have been affected in their relationships and generally.[3]

The organization uses personal accounts, summaries of scientific research and social commentary to educate its target audience of youth, particularly millennials. It does not seek to ban pornography or make it illegal, or argue against its use through moral or theological arguments, but to inspire and enable youth to cease consuming pornography through education and awareness.[4] The organization promotes the results of studies which show changes in the brain of an individual when viewing pornographic material.

Findings[edit]

Fight the New Drug shows that pornography causes an individual's brain to become overloaded with a combination of potent chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and norepinephrine, among others, which give pleasure and help to create reward pathways in the manner of narcotics.[citation needed] The brain continually receives too much of these chemicals through repeated and frequent porn use, this superabundance of chemicals causes the brain to cut down on its neurotransmitter receptors.[citation needed]

The organization conducts many tests and surveys, the results of which show that the brain becomes less sensitive to these chemicals and the porn that once excited a person, stops having the same effect and causes the viewer to desire more pornography and to seek out more hardcore material.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "» About Fight the New Drug". Fight the New Drug. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Lynn Arave (26 January 2010). "Group is fighting against 'the new drug' — pornography". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Get the Facts". Fight the New Drug. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fight the New Drug: The online grassroots war against pornography". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Anti-porn group says action required". Thefalcononline.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014.