St. Mary’s County has not been immune from the wrath of opioid addiction—especially our youth. A screening of a new documentary titled, “Chasing the Dragon,” will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chopticon High School Auditorium, 25390 Colton Point Road, Morganza, Maryland, 20660. The film chronicles how drug abuse devastates lives, and it draws attention to the to the prescription drug and heroin epidemics in the United States.
The screening is being coordinated by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Southern Maryland Young Marines Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Baltimore Field Office and St. Mary’s County Public Schools.
The film was produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to educate high school students and young adults about the dangers of
prescription drug and opioid abuse, and the tragic consequences of addiction.
Through the video, the FBI hopes to make personal connections with kids.
The event will include a panel of representatives from the treatment, prevention, law enforcement, and medical fields.
Please use this link for registration smcso.eventbrite.com
, as well as directions. Please send the invitation to others who may have an interest in attending. Registration is not required but encouraged. For additional questions contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922.