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

Designer Drugs Lecture Series imageJoin us May 30, 2018 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET for “Designer Drugs: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs.” Panelists will discuss new medical applications for common drugs of abuse. “Club Drugs” including nitrous oxide, ketamine, and MDMA are seeing increasing use by medical doctors as treatments for conditions like depression and PTSD, despite their not being approved for such use by the FDA. The panelists will talk about the abuse of these drugs and their research into new, legitimate uses. Learn more »

Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow. Town Hall in Austin, Texas May 14

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with the Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up Institute at the University of Texas at Austin are hosting a National Prevention Week Town Hall on Monday, May 14th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM addressing Opioid Harm Prevention. Our panelist, include SAMHSA representative – Commander Karen Hearod, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Mr. Dante Sorianello, Mr. Michael Botticelli, Ms. Lisa Ramirez, Mr. Daniel Sledge, and Mr. John Ingham will discuss the impact of opioid supply reduction and misuse prevention interventions; layout domestic trends in overdose related to prescription and illicit opioids; identify the role of opioid overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution; and consider emerging models for evidence-based opioid misuse prevention and harm reduction.  Immediately following the Town Hall will be a Vigil for Lost Promise held in memory of lives lost to drugs.

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Harry Jacob Anslinger Virtual Exhibit Launches

Harry Jacob Anslinger (May 20, 1892 – November 14, 1975) was a United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

Anslinger held office an unprecedented 32 years in his role as commissioner until 1962. He then held office two years as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Narcotics Commission. The Drug Enforcement Administration considers Mr. Anslinger its first Administrator. Come explore Anslinger’s career on the DEA Museum’s new online exhibit about Mr. Anslinger.

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Webcast Replay – A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2018 Update on Cocaine

A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2018 Update on Cocaine

Moderated by Mark Gold, M.D.

With Cocaine on the comeback trail, please join us as four researchers provide updates on this re-emerging issue.

  • Mark S. Gold, MD, Chairman of Rivermend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards, Moderator, and CDC and Coroners Death Records for Cocaine
  • Leah Bloomenstein, DEA (Domestic Intel),  Current Intelligence on Cocaine
  • Jean Lud Cadet, MD, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Cocaine Changes the Brain and Damages It
  • Tom Kosten, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Treatment for Cocaine OD or Addictions?

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DEA Museum Lecture Series: A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs; February 21

DEA Museum Lecture Series
February 21, 1-2:30 PM Eastern Time

A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2018 Update on Cocaine

Moderated by Mark Gold, M.D.

With Cocaine on the comeback trail, please join us as four researchers provide updates on this re-emerging issue.

  • Mark S. Gold, MD, Chairman of Rivermend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards, Moderator, and CDC and Coroners Death Records for Cocaine
  • Leah Bloomenstein, DEA (Domestic Intel),  Current Intelligence on Cocaine
  • Jean Lud Cadet, MD, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Cocaine Changes the Brain and Damages It
  • Tom Kosten, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Treatment for Cocaine OD or Addictions?

 

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 PM Eastern
DEA Museum HQ Auditorium with Free Live Webcast on www.deamuseum.org
For more information, please contact the DEA Museum at 202-307-3463.

Webcast Replay – A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana Research

With Marijuana in the news–both with state-level legalization efforts and research on its effects on the body and brain, please join us as four renowned international researchers provide updates on these issues. Moderated by Robert DuPont, M.D.

  • Bertha Madras, Ph.D. Professor Harvard Medical School & former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, ONDCP
    “Marijuana’s risks for the adolescent brain and development”
  • Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D., Psychiatric Genetics Consortium & Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
    “Marijuana exposure in young people increases risks of schizophrenia, depression & anhedonia”
  • Adriaan Bruijnzeel, Ph.D., Associate Professor UFBI
    “Original brain studies prove second hand Marijuana, like tobacco smoke, is addicting”
  • Robert DuPont, M.D., Founding Director, NIDA and former Drug Czar
    “Second hand effects of Marijuana smoke in life”

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DEA Museum Lecture Series: A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs; October 5

Watch the Live Webcast

The archival video of Thursday’s lecture will be available in about two weeks.

DEA Museum Lecture Series, October 5, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
A New Look at Old and Not So Old Drugs: A 2017 Update on Marijuana Research

Moderated by Robert DuPont, M.D.

With Marijuana in the news–both with state-level legalization efforts and research on its effects on the body and brain, please join us as four renowned international researchers provide updates on these issues.

  • Bertha Madras, Ph.D. Professor Harvard Medical School & former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, ONDCP
    “Marijuana’s risks for the adolescent brain and development”
  • Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D., Psychiatric Genetics Consortium & Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
    “Marijuana exposure in young people increases risks of schizophrenia, depression & anhedonia”
  • Adriaan Bruijnzeel, Ph.D., Associate Professor UFBI
    “Original brain studies prove second hand Marijuana, like tobacco smoke, is addicting”
  • Robert DuPont, M.D., Founding Director, NIDA and former Drug Czar
    “Second hand effects of Marijuana smoke in life”

For more information, please contact the DEA Museum at 202-307-3463.

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2017 DEA Memorial Service

This year’s 2017, Annual DEA Memorial Service is at 11:00 am Eastern time, Friday, May 12. The DEA Museum is live webcasting the event.

The DEA Memorial service is held every year in May during National Police Week. The service pays tribute to the men and women of DEA and its predecessor agencies who have lost their lives while on duty. They have made the ultimate sacrifice for drug law enforcement and for our country.

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Webcast Replay – Why We Fight: Perspectives on the History of Drug Law Enforcement

Jeff Stamm is a 31-year veteran of DEA who retired after serving as the Special Agent in Charge of the Aviation Division, and is an amateur historian of America’s drug enforcement experiences beginning with the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914. Mr. Stamm will provide his perspectives of our nation’s current global efforts to control the use and trafficking of illegal drugs, as well as countering some of the myths that have been put forth. With abundant examples drawn from his experiences on the job, his scholarship, and from the history of DEA—which he refers to as “the indispensable agency”—Mr. Stamm will speak on America’s current drug control policy that, to paraphrase Churchill, is the worst system ever devised by the wit of man – except for all the others! Watch Now »