DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon encourages Americans to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 27, 2018. Learn more here:

Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse

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Finding Naloxone in New Mexico

Learn where you can get the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone in the state. The Dose of Reality: New Mexico website has an interactive map.


Video: Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Our nation is in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis. As a response, the DEA 360 Strategy takes an innovative three-pronged approach to combating heroin/opioid use through law enforcement, diversion control and community outreach.  Watch.

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by following these tips. Learn more.

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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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Drug overdose deaths in NM down 4 percent

(Albuquerque Journal, October 14) While overdoses are increasing nationwide, New Mexico saw a four percent drop in drug overdose deaths in 2017 compared to 2016, according to local data. Read more.

Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs

On September 18, 2018 the DEA Museum hosted a panel discussion on “Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs.” Watch the video.

Teens look to improve their communities with leadership training

(KOB4, June 21) This week, about 35 New Mexico teens from across the state attended a three-day youth leadership training held by DEA 360 and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Read more.

Seizures of deadly fentanyl soaring

(Albuquerque Journal, June 5) The powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl – already wreaking havoc on the Northeast and Midwest – is now gaining popularity in Albuquerque. Read more.

New Mexico’s Take-Back Day Was a Record Success

On April 28, the DEA collected 8,313 pounds of medications/drugs at 85 locations across the state. Read more.