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Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict
May 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Please join us for a public viewing of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department Auditorium.
The film will be introduced by Knoxville FBI Special Agent in Charge, Renae McDermott. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by Metro Drug Coalition‘s Executive Director, Karen Pershing.
PARENTS: This film includes strong language, intense content and graphic images. MDC encourages parents to view the film PRIOR to bringing your teens to the showing with you. If you bring your teens to the showing, please stay for our facilitated discussion. You can watch the film here: https://goo.gl/SPsn2l
About the film:
Chasing the Dragon is produced by the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The purpose of this film is to raise awareness of drug abuse and the profound downward spiral that can be caused by opiate addiction. The film content has been provided by actual people who abused opiates or whose children abused opiates.
The FBI and DEA created this documentary to help students develop a greater understanding of this crisis to create a deeper appreciation about the dangers of opioid addiction. Our goal is to reach youth before an addiction can set in.