Chasing the Dragon – 2019

  Federal Bureau of Investigation
Little Rock Field Office 

Register here for your students to take part in viewing Chasing the Dragon on October 23, 2019.

The Little Rock Federal Bureau of Investigation, would like to first thank our AR Drug Director, AR State Police, AR Chief of Police and Sheriff’s Association, in cooperation with various state agencies, law enforcement, and community partners, as we work together to coordinate a statewide same day viewing of “Chasing the Dragon” for students at participating high schools and college campuses on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, during Red Ribbon Week.  We are consistent in our efforts to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic. In 2017 we reached over 80 school districts and over 26,600 students.  Last year, 2018, we reached over 130 school districts and over 43,000 students.  WE are bringing awareness to save lives!

 

“Chasing the Dragon” is a documentary produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration, which exposes the truth behind the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities in the State of Arkansas and across the United States. The documentary features the true life stories and experiences of people who have dealt with the opioid epidemic.

Register here for your students to take part in viewing Chasing the Dragon on October 23, 2019.

In an effort to maximize the impact of this presentation, organizers are requesting that all middle schools, high schools, and colleges/universities participating in this event have a law enforcement officer present to facilitate the Question & Answer session after the film.

 

Encourage schools to register in your community and request school resource officers or a law enforcement officers, to coordinate with their school administrators.  Please confirm your AOR’s participation by contacting Maria Hoskins at 501-217-2639 or mhoskins@fbi.gov.

 

A set of Talking Points are linked here to give you an overview of the opioid epidemic, both nationally and within the state. In addition, here are some resources to help officers prepare for the event:

Register here for your students to take part in viewing Chasing the Dragon on October 23, 2019.

1) “Chasing the Dragon” video (clean version) has been uploaded to the FBI YouTube page:

https://youtu.be/pzhD2MyeIbY

 

2) Here’s the FBI Pittsburg Field Office link to the PSAs done by high school kids. (good for middle school and high school students)

https://fbipghcaaa.org/hope/youth/psacontest/winners

 

 

3) As well as the FBI.gov page:

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/raising-awareness-of-opioid-addiction

 

4) AR Drug Director Take Back Video (students will love this video, great opening for film)

https://youtu.be/fUjL0fsshJk

 

5) Arkansas Drug Director’s Office / Criminal Justice Institute –  Arkansas Focused PSA

https://vimeo.com/bespokevideoproduction/review/282400978/83453aeabb

 

6) Arkansas Attorney General’s “Prescription for Life” Video

https://youtu.be/qUfIWLZzT6Q

 

 

If you have any questions, contact:

Maria Hoskins

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Community Outreach Specialist

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

mhoskins@fbi.gov

501 217-2639

 

Chasing the Dragon – non explicit version

 

Chasing the Dragon Video

 

Chasing the Dragon Brochure 2019

 

2019 Press Release

 

2019 Governor’s Proclamation

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact Maria Hoskins at mhoskins@fbi.gov.

 

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January 10-11, 2020

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