West Columbia Police and Fire Departments to host “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict”
West Columbia, SC - The West Columbia Police and Fire Departments will host a viewing of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” Documentary on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be in the New Brookland Room at West Columbia City Hall, 200 North 12th Street, West Columbia, SC, 29169. Please register online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/277898196068348/ to attend.
To combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, leaders of the FBI and DEA created a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of the addiction. “Chasing the Dragon” is a 45-minute documentary film that profiles the stories of several people who have either abused opiates or had family members become addicts. It profiles the cycle of addiction and looks at the tragic consequences associated with opioid abuse. The documentary also features interviews with medical and law enforcement professionals discussing the effects of the addiction, and how this epidemic is unlike any this country has seen before.