Drugs: Costs & Consequences
Now Open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation (DEA EF) and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) will be presenting a traveling exhibit, Drugs: Costs & Consequences to be displayed at the museum located at 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico from January 26 through September 30, 2019.
Last year more than 72,000 citizens died of an overdose death in the United States, nearly 200 individuals a day! Now more than ever it is imperative that the youth of our country learn about the costs and consequences of drug abuse. Our exhibit, Drugs: Costs & Consequences is a powerful educational exhibit which began a nationwide tour in 2002. Newly expanded with content specific to the Albuquerque region, the DEA and the DEA EF are fortunate to have been able to work in partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and many other federal and local law enforcement organizations, and prevention and treatment groups to bring this exhibit to Albuquerque.
We want as many Americans and New Mexico citizens as possible to see this eye-opening exhibition about the devastating costs of drug abuse, in the hope that this experience will prevent future drug use, encourage drug users to seek help, and ultimately prevent future deaths. As engaged partners, we are presenting this exhibition to shed light on addiction and the heinous negative impacts on families and society as a cautionary tale to community leaders, family members and students.
The DEA, the DEA Educational Foundation and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science are proud to have Vince Gilligan and Colleen Maloof as Honorary Co-Chairs for the exhibition, as well as the support of the following sponsors: