‘Chasing the Dragon’ screening | ParkRecord.com

‘Chasing the Dragon’ screening

Submitted by the Salt Lake City Drug Enforcement Administration

On Tuesday, Sept. 27,  the Salt Lake City Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI will host a free screening of the film, "Chasing the Dragon" at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A, featuring a panel of experts in the areas of suicide prevention, drug abuse treatment/education, mental and physical health.

DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brian Besser and FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart will also be in attendance.

The event is made possible by a partnership with the Park City School District, the Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Summit County Health Department and the Park City Police Department.

"Chasing the Dragon" is a documentary video produced by the DEA and FBI. The film tells the stories of people who either abused opiates or had family members who became addicts. 

The 45-minute documentary depicts the cycle of addiction and examines the tragic consequences of opioid abuse for the individual, family members and friends. The video is targeted at educating high school students and young adults about the dangers of opioid abuse.  The video is raw, eye opening and contains language not suitable for children. It truly depicts the devastating consequences of opioid abuse.

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For more information, visit http://www.fbi.gov/ChasingTheDragon.

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