Opioid Abuse Presentation: Chasing the Dragon
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By Treasurer Crystal Jackson
June 9, 2017

Information regarding County presentation on opioid abuse...


Chasing the Dragon
The Life of an Opiate Addict

"Chasing the Dragon," a joint production of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, was created to raise awareness about heroin and opioid abuse in the United States, and chronicles how drug abuse devastates lives and draws attention to the prescription drug and heroin epidemic in the United States. The 45-minute documentary contains several case studies of people who either became addicted to opiates themselves or had family members who were addicted. Not recommended for children age of 12 or younger.

Open to the Public (free)
Wednesday, June 21 | Movie Starts at 6 p.m.
Charles County Government Building
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD

Information Presentations: 7 to 8 p.m.

Following the movie, the organizations shown below will address the topic of opioid abuse in Charles County and how their agencies are addressing this crisis.

Department of Emergency Services
Charles County Sheriff's Office
University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
Charles County Department of Health

Overdose Response Training: 8 to 9 p.m.

Registration Required. The Charles County Department of Health will offer an overdose response training, to include instructions on how to administer Narcan™ (naloxone). Naloxone is a drug used to treat narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.

Individuals attending the training will receive a free Narcan™ (naloxone) kit.

If you or someone you know struggles with opiate abuse, the access to naloxone could be the difference between life and death.

Register online for the free screening of "Chasing the Dragon," and for the Naloxone training. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted if the space allows. For additional information or questions, please contact Erica Rizor by email or phone: 301-645-0553.

Up to four guests can be included in your registration for the movie and presentation portion of this event.