Submitter: This is a hilarious attempt by the Drug Enforcement Administration to connect with the kids, yo. Your tax dollars at work! We got this through the Depository Library Program, so it’s a government document that languished on our shelves for years. A massive weed of gov docs unearthed it among much more boring and pedestrian Dept. of Justice docs. Anyway, enjoy the ridiculous illustrations, the condescending tone (the book is divided into chapters! To make it easy for you!), and the cringe-inducing beauty of the Prescription Drug Rap. Or, create your own rap in a Bring It On Home Activity! You’ll be slamming! Peace! (Just like the Prevention Posse says!)
Holly: Are the pages really all washed out, or is that the work of Submitter’s scanner? I can’t fault the DEA or the Boys & Girls Clubs for trying anything to keep kids off of drugs, but this could clearly have been weeded by the early 2000s. Some kids are pretty sophisticated, and even those who aren’t don’t want to be patronized or condescended to. This book comes off that way.
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