Opening January 26, 2019
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
Drugs: Costs & Consequences is a traveling exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Museum and the DEA Educational Foundation. Formerly known as Target America, it has traveled to 16 cities over the last 16 years, and been viewed by over 22 million visitors. The exhibit will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque, NM, from January 26, 2019, through September 30, 2019. The exhibit will be open daily. Entrance to the exhibit is included in the admission to the museum.
- Drugs: Costs & Consequences presents a non-partisan look at the many costs and consequences of drugs to our society and provides a very powerful message of the destructive health, environmental, safety, and family impacts of drug use on our society.
- Students, youth, parents, and other adults in the community will have a phenomenal learning opportunity to participate in science-based experiences as well as explore global drug issues that impact the United States, working through to every state and community. Each visitor can be part of the solution to make changes for the better.
- Visitors will discover the latest cutting-edge science research being conducted around the country, providing a better understanding of what drugs do to the system of the body and what can be done to stop or even reverse that damage.
- Visitors will be introduced to drug law enforcement, drug abuse prevention education, and drug treatment efforts being conducted around the world and how those efforts are impacting the local community.
- As with past exhibits, the DEA Museum aims to connect with a wide representation of organizations in the local community to promote the exhibit. These organizations have represented the private sector, non-profit organizations, schools/school systems, law enforcement, federal agencies, state agencies, medical fields, pre- vention and treatment organizations, faith-based organizations, and others.