New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Museum hosts additional programming related to Drug: Cost & Consequences Exhibition

June 04, 2019


(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting another roster of events related to Drugs: Costs & Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the US Drug Enforcement Administration exhibition extended through December 8, 2019. 


Addiction: Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. – Noon

Snehal Bhatt, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UNM

(NM-PBS /Museum Science Café)                                                                                    

Substance abuse disorders represent the single most profound public health crisis of our generation. Watch a segment of NOVA Addiction followed by a presentation discussing the needs, barriers, and treatment options in New Mexico. Snehal Bhatt, MD is associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Director of Addictions and Substance Abuse Programs at UNM. Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP to Rose Poston (NM-PBS) at 505-277-2396 or Admission to the museum is not included with this program. Seats are limited.


The DEA and the Controlled Substance Act Tuesday, July 9, 9:30-11 a.m.

Scottina Holley and Jacob Prieto, DEA Community Outreach

(Curator’s Coffee)

Hear about the tasks and goals of the DEA in New Mexico and how ‘controlled substances’ are defined and investigated. Cost $8 (10% discount for members) included coffee/tea/pastries/fruit. Pre-registration required. Limit 20 participants. Register online, go to Questions:


Addiction Treatment & Challenges in New Mexico Wednesday, August 14, 6:30-8 p.m.

Daniel Duhigg, D.O., MBA, Clinical Program Director for Behavioral Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

(Evening Lecture)

What does addiction treatment actually look like? Dr. Duhigg will discuss the needs and challenges in New Mexico and various treatments for addictive illnesses. Cost: $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students. Pre-registration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available). Go to  Questions:


It Takes a Village: The Community Reinforcement Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment, Thursday, November 7, 9:30-11 a.m.

V. Ann Waldorf, Ph.D. Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, UNM

(Curator’s Coffee)

Join this discussion about a new treatment approach for substance use disorders, formalized at UNM, that includes a component for family members. Cost: $8 (10% discount for members) includes coffee/tea/pastries/fruit. Preregistration required. Limit 20 participants. Register online, go to Questions:


First Sundays in July through November Sundays, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, and November 3 • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

(Family-friendly Short Talks)

Attend a family-friendly presentation on the use and misuse of prescription medications given by students from UNM College of Pharmacy. Cost: Museum admission is Free to NM Residents. This program is FREE to all Museum visitors. Preregistration is not required. Ask at the Admissions Desk for direction to the Museum Classroom on the day of the event for either the 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. presentations. Questions:


About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.

1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Open seven days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other  divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at







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