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Scared Straight, 1990’s Style: Drug and Alcohol Posters from Uncle Sam


Here’s another offering courtesy of the new partnership between the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Digital Public Library of America. A sampling of Government issued posters from the early 1990’s (and one from 1989) dealing with the dangers of drugs and alcohol. All from the vast archive of government posters that reside at the University of Iowa.


Once upon a time there was a girl ... she did some heroin and got addicted . 1996

Tom Stone, Tom stoned, tomb-Stone 1995

One way or another you'll end up with a designated driver 1989


Drink like a [fish], drunk as a [skunk], sink like a [rock], dead as a [duck]; safe [boat] ing, no [alcohol] your safety, our concern 1989Before you have one for the road-- consider the cover charge! 1999 Bet you didn't have this in mind when you said-- Let's go check out some bars. 1993

It's really spooky how well I drive after a few beers 1997

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