Who We Are and What We Do: Intelligence

Who We Are and What We Do: Intelligence, March 5, 2019, 11-11:45am EST, DEA Auditorium, DEA Museum Lecture SeriesOn March 5, 2019, take a peek into the inner workings of the Drug Enforcement Administration in our 2019 lecture series “Who We Are and What We Do.” Join Elizabeth L. Maurer, Curator of Education for the DEA Museum at a panel discussion with 4 members of the Intelligence staff stationed at Headquarters. Aaron Hurwitz, Intelligence Research Specialist; Kia M. Pratt, Intelligence Staff Coordinator; Carrie N. Thompson, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Intelligence; and William N. Trull, Intelligence Research Specialist will lend their expertise and discuss their respective roles in the Intelligence Division of the DEA. Together, they have over 40 years of experience with the DEA. Learn how they came to work at the DEA, their current roles in the agency, and their day to day activities on the job.

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Webcast Replay – From Addiction to Zig-Zag and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection

On October 30, 2018, the DEA Museum will host an interactive discussion on “From Addiction to Zig-Zag and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection.”

Image: Experience Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection, From Addiction to Zig-Zag and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum CollectionDrug misuse, addiction, and rising numbers of drug overdose deaths affect millions of Americans daily. Understanding the history, causes, and consequences of addiction helps the public to better understand the problem as well as proposed solutions.

The Drug Enforcement Administration Museum’s collection of nearly 5,000 artifacts documents the history of drug policy, drug law enforcement, drug addiction, and drug education in the United States. Museum programs, exhibits, and educational outreach support the DEA’s mission to enforce controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and reduce the use and availability of illicit controlled substances. Watch Now »

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

Watch the webcast replay of the DEA Museum Lecture Series panel discussion on “Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs.”

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, eclipsing deaths from motor vehicle crashes or firearms. Opioids & Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) DrugsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, or approximately 174 per day. Over 42,249 (66 percent) of these deaths involved opioids. CDC’s preliminary data estimates more than 74,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.

Experts in the opioid epidemic and the heroin threat will discuss the crisis of opioid addiction and overdose. This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, eclipsing deaths from motor vehicle crashes or firearms. Opioids & Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) DrugsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, or approximately 174 per day. Over 42,249 (66 percent) of these deaths involved opioids. CDC’s preliminary data estimates more than 74,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.

Experts in the opioid epidemic and the heroin threat will discuss the crisis of opioid addiction and overdose. This event is free and open to the public.

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Museum Hours Extended to Saturdays

The DEA Museum & Visitors Center is proud to announce Saturday hours begin June 2. We will be open on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. We look forward to seeing you!

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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