Sources of Statistics:  NIH Fact Sheets: Heroin Addiction and New Mexico Department of Health. New Mexico Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile, 2017


Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse

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Video: New Mexico Drugs and Consequences Exhibit

Watch this PSA to learn more about the "Drugs and Consequences" exhibit currently hosted at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Watch.

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Classroom Resources for Educators

The DEA and Discovery Education have teamed up to launch Operation Prevention, a program geared towards fighting opioid misuse among young people. Their site includes interactive K-12 lessons, virtual field trips, resources for parents and more. Go to Operation Prevention's website.

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How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge about opioids by taking this quiz.

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Learn more.


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Bernalillo County Announces New Digital Tool to Help Map the Opioid Epidemic

(News Release: Bernalillo County, August 9) The community within Bernalillo County has joined efforts to clean  the community’s streets of needles and syringes. Read more.

Former Addict Turned Neuroscientist Offers Insight on Addiction

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will offer a public lecture on August 23rd from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m in the Dyna Theater featuring Dr. Judith Grisel. Read more.

Police Host Camp Fearless for Local Youth

Each summer, the Albuquerque Police Department hosts Camp Fearless – a free four-day camp for young people between the ages of 9 and 13 years old. Read more.

Museum hosts additional programming related to Drug: Cost & Consequences Exhibition

​(New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, June 4The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting another roster of events. Read more.

“Lost Talent” Gallery on Display at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

​(New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, June 14The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is honoring New Mexicans who have lost their lives to drugs. Read more.