Free Chasing the Dragon Screening
Highlights Opioid Abuse Disorder April 1st
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[March 31, 2017]
- Parents, grandparents, high school students, young adults and
concerned citizens are encouraged to attend a free screening of
“Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” on Saturday,
April 1 at Lincoln Grand 8 in Lincoln. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.
for the 10 a.m. screening. Free popcorn and drink will be available.
"Chasing the Dragon” was produced in 2016 in a partnership
between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement
Agency. In just 50 minutes, it takes a close look at how opiate
addiction and prescription drug abuse impacts the lives of users and
those around them. The film is aimed at youth (high school age and
up) to educate them about the dangers of opioid addiction. The goal
of the film is to reach kids before addiction does. The film
contains strong language and some graphic images.
“Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP) began a community task force
to specifically address opioid abuse, overdose and death in February
2016. Since that time we have created an action plan. One of our
goals is to raise community awareness of the issue. This problem is
everywhere, including Logan County,” said Angela Stoltzenburg, HCP
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“Parents have such influence over their children, much more than they think
especially during the teenage years. This film is a great opportunity to start
the conversation,” said Stoltzenburg.
Healthy Communities Partnership is a collaborative organization comprised of
community agencies and private individuals striving to create the healthiest
community in America. It is funded by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Foundation. For more information or for updates, call 217-605-5008.
[Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA
Marketing and Community Partnerships Manager
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Healthy Communities Partnership]