According to the Faces of Meth project, all of the mug shots they use are public records and do not require permission. Even if lineage details are unknown, clan members may be organized around a founding member or apical ancestor.Often, the distinguishing factor is that a clan is a smaller part of a larger society such as a chiefdom, or a state.In some societies, clans may have an official leader such as a chieftain, matriarch, or patriarch; in others, leadership positions may have to be achieved, or people may say that "elders" make decisions.The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has also published several slideshows and videos.Faces of Meth was originally released in 2005 on a CD containing 59 images and a Power Point presentation for educating youths about the dangers of meth. But I think the most visible thing is their facial expression or the verbal utterances they make – gasps in the audience ... I want to make an impact that lasts with these people. The video "illustrates the dangers and potential outcomes of the decision to experiment with drugs" using interviews with inmates arrested for drug-related crimes and testimony from the people who work with them in the judicial system.The kinship-based bonds may be symbolic, whereby the clan shares a "stipulated" common ancestor that is a symbol of the clan's unity.When this "ancestor" is non-human, it is referred to as a totem, which is frequently an animal.
The images often depict signs of premature aging, facial scarring from picking scabs, and advanced tooth decay, commonly referred to as meth mouth.
The word clan is derived from the Gaelic clann and the Scottish Gaelic languages.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was introduced into English in around 1425, as a label for the nature of the society of the Scottish Highlands ll.
Polish clans differ from most others as they are a collection of families who bear the same coat of arms, as opposed to claiming a common descent (see Polish heraldry).
There are multiple closely related clans in the Indian sub-continent, especially south India.
This public education strategy, intended to discourage drug use, has since become popular across the United States. Questions in the interview were based on a 2008 survey of almost 500 high school students who were asked about the most important elements in their decision to use or abstain from using drugs.