November 10, 2016
8:30 am - 11:00 am
You are invited to join us for a free viewing of Chasing the Dragon. This is a one hour presentation followed by a discussion and question/answer time with actual FBI and DEA agents. This event is open to anyone wishing to attend. Membership in the FBI Dallas CAAA is not required. Registration is free!
Who should attend: Youth counselors, youth ministers, human resource managers, security managers, doctors, pain management personnel, athletic directors, coaches and anyone else who can help to assist with this dangerous addiction.
The opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic that is sweeping the country is a problem unlike anything we have seen before. This documentary was created to help people develop a greater understanding of this crisis and to create a deeper appreciation about the dangers of opioid addiction. The goal is to reach people before an addiction can set in. The FBI and the DEA have worked with educators to create this documentary and a study guide to help stimulate thoughtful and honest dialogue about this issue.
The film content has been provided by actual people who abused opiates or whose children abused opiates. They selflessly shared their unfiltered, impassioned, unscripted and painful accounts to try to stop other people from taking drugs and destroying lives. “Chasing the Dragon” is a documentary exposing the truth behind the opiate epidemic that is devastating communities across the country. FBI Special Agents proposed this film after recognizing that a significant lack of public understanding is a key stumbling block that inhibits law enforcement from making progress with drug control.
The goal in showing the film goes beyond raising awareness. It is intended to help people understand the depths of the critical components of opiate addiction – how easily it can begin, the heinous downward cycle that ensues, followed by the tragic consequences.
This event is co-sponsored by the Dallas FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, the FBI and the DEA.
Please click on the link below in order to register.