Drugs: Costs & Consequences

This exhibition is an exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum that began a national tour in 2002. With content specific to each location where it is displayed, the exhibit presents both a global and historical overview of the many costs and consequences of drugs on society.

Drugs: Costs & Consequences begins with an introductory area, then explores the opium and heroin connections in Afghanistan and looks at the global impact of drugs. The exhibit moves to an in-depth look at drug production and trafficking and then presents an overview of the science of addiction and some of the tragic costs and consequences of drugs on our society—costs to the environment, costs to the body and brain, costs to communities, costs to health, and costs to children. Visitors can explore many interactive kiosks and stop by the Discovery Corner for educational take-home literature and other resources.