“Chasing the Dragon” Opioid Addiction Documentary at #MACoCon

The FBI and DEA have released Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict a documentary intended to educate students and young adults on the dangers of drug abuse through startling first-person accounts of those who have suffered the consequences.

The 45-minute film, whose title refers to the never-ending pursuit of the original or ultimate high, features stark first-person accounts told by individuals who have abused opioids or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences.

“This film may be difficult to watch,” explains FBI Director James Comey, “but we hope it educates our students and young adults about the tragic consequences that come with abusing these drugs and that it will cause people to think twice before becoming its next victim.”

And according to Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, “The numbers are appalling—tens of thousands of Americans will die this year from drug-related deaths, and more than half of these deaths are from heroin and prescription opioid overdoses. I hope this [documentary] will be a wakeup call for folks.”

Visit the FBI Chasing the Dragon website for more information including discussion guides and behind the scenes materials.

Join us for a screening of Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference. The screening will be held from 9:00 am – 10:0 0am on Saturday, August 19.

The MACo Summer Conference is August 16-19, 2017 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. This year the conference’s theme is “You’re Hired!”

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