Back when our young minds were still being shaped and manipulated, a D.A.R.E office would come to our classroom and explain the dangers of drug use. He used this visual aid to help us understand what’s what in the drug community we would all grow to enjoy. During is demonstration, the officer would also go into great detail the effects of each and every drug, only amplifying our curiosity, and leaving us with an urge to get ripped. Thanks for the great advice!


There is little information to be found on this identification kit but the Wiley Online Library points to the following description of New Instructional Materials from the June 1969 Journal of School Health:

The Dangerous Drugs—Identification Kit contains harmless facsimiles of the more commonly abused dangerous drugs. The Kit was designed to be used primarily as an instructional aid in educational and training programs directed toward combating the existing narcotics and dangerous drugs problem. It consists of a plastic container which is transparent and durable. Plainly visible within the container are facsimiles of amphetamines and barbituates, reproduced with exacting fidelity in terms of color, size, shape, and other distinguising characteristics.

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