Movie for Chasing the Dragon – Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction

Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

The following movie is for awareness purposes regarding Opioid Addiction in the US. 

In the US, it has been a growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse.

The US FBI and DEA have released a movie entitled “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.

In this documentary movie, it features interviews with medical and law enforcement professionals discussing a variety of issues, including how quickly addiction can set in, how the increasing costs of prescription opioids can lead to the use of heroin as a less expensive alternative, the horrors of withdrawal, the ties between addiction and crime, and the fact that, contrary to popular belief, opiate abuse is prevalent in all segments of society.

Background of the Film

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“This film may be difficult to watch,” explains FBI Director James Comey, “but we hope it educates our students and young adults about the tragic consequences that come with abusing these drugs and that it will cause people to think twice before becoming its next victim.”

Movie for Chasing the Dragon

“This epidemic does not discriminate; All across this country, it is taking good people from good homes and leading them down a trail that often ends in pain and sadness,” said FBI Director James Comey. “This film may be difficult to watch, but we hope it educates our students and young adults about the tragic consequences that come with abusing these drugs and that it will cause people to think twice before becoming its next victim.”

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Last Updated: 2016-05-21

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