FBI Knoxville
Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants
(865) 544-0751
April 25, 2017

FBI Knoxville Host Screening of Chasing the Dragon: “The Life of an Opiate Addict”

To help combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and the DEA produced a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. Chasing the Dragon: “The life of an Opiate addict,” (https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/chasing_dragon_ trailer.mp4/view) is a 45 minute documentary film that profiles the stories of several people who either abused opiates or had family members become addicts. It profiles the cycle of addiction and look at the tragic consequences associated with opioid abuse. The documentary also features interviews with medical and law enforcement professionals discussing the effects of the addiction, and how this epidemic is unlike any the U.S. has seen before. Our goal is to reach youth before any addiction can set in.

  • The film includes strong language, intense content, and graphic images.
  • The event is open to the public – free parking available.

Please join the FBI Knoxville Division, Knox County Health Department, and the Metro Drug Coalition for the screening of the documentary and a discussion immediately following the screening.

The screening will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., at the Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

For more information on the FBI’s Knoxville Division, visit www.fbi.gov/knoxville.