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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New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Mark your calendars for March 6, 2019 for this half-day event designed to educate middle and high school students about the dangers of opioid addiction and encourage them to be part of the solution to ending this epidemic. Find out how you can register.


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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DEA Exhibit Coming to New Mexico

Starting in January, the museum’s travelling exhibit, “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” will be hosted at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Read more.

New Mexico Locations Collect Almost 8,000 Pounds of Meds During Take Back Day

(November 6, 2018) Almost 8,000 pounds – 7,956.3 to be exact – of unused and expired medication was collected at 85 drop-off locations throughout the state during October’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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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.