Examples of collections containing controlled drug objects may include:
- Military – field kits, first aid kits, escape and evasion kits, medicine chests.
- Natural history – plant specimens, e.g. coca leaf, opium poppy heads.
- Pharmacy – apothecary jars, pharmacy bottles, shop rounds.
- Science – laboratory chemicals.
- Social history – prescription medicines, doctor’s bags, opium pipes, recreational drugs.