Chasing the Dragon – 2020

 

 Federal Bureau of Investigation
Little Rock Field Office 

Register here for your students to take part in viewing Chasing the Dragon on October 28, 2020.

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 28, 2020 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.  Since 2018 we reached over 142 school districts and over 43,000 students.  We are bringing awareness to save lives!

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Little Rock Field Office – SAC Diane Upchurch

Announcement of “Chasing the Dragon”
Documentary Film Registration

Little Rock – The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Little Rock Field Office, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and local partners, is working to coordinate a statewide, same-day viewing of “Chasing the Dragon” for Arkansas high school students on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, during Red Ribbon Week.

“Chasing the Dragon,” a documentary jointly produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration, exposes the devastating opioid epidemic which impacts communities in our state and across America. Our documentary features real-life stories and experiences of people whose lives were ruined by opioid addiction.

The film is intended to raise awareness about the Arkansan opioid epidemic and deter young adults from venturing into the drug culture. We want high school students to understand what opioid addiction truly is and the serious consequences opioid users ultimately face.

The progression of an opioid addiction is fleshed out in this film— including how easy it is to form a drug habit, the vicious downward cycle of frequent opioid misuse, and the brutal cost of drug abuse. The film’s heartbreaking and graphic stories show only a glimpse of addiction’s chilling reality.

While school districts are requested to register as early as possible, the final date for registration is October 16, 2020. Schools interested in attending a viewing or hosting a viewing of this film may register at the following registration link:
https://forms.gle/rev3raryJtYmoBRv8

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

Register here for your students to take part in viewing Chasing the Dragon on October 28, 2020.

 

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 28,2020.

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

 

Chasing the Dragon – non explicit version

 

Chasing the Dragon Video

 

Chasing the Dragon Brochure 2020

 

2020 Press Release

 

2020 Governor’s Proclamation

 

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

 

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