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OPIATE ABUSE PREVENTION VIDEO "EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DESTROYER" RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS TELLY AWARD

U. S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Huntington Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook are pleased to announce that the opiate abuse prevention film, "Equal Opportunity Destroyer" or "E.O.D." has received a prestigious bronze Telly award.  With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. 

The "EOD"  video includes interviews with recovering addicts, treatment professionals and others with the aim of laying out the real-life risks and consequences of opiate prescription drug and heroin use.  The educational video was developed through a partnership between the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and the Huntington Police Department.  It was funded by a grant from the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services and produced by Trifecta Productions, LLC,

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin praised the work of Trifecta Productions.  "The folks at Trifecta did a remarkable job of capturing the power of the real life stories in a film that hits hard on the message that opiate abuse and its tragic consequences can happen to anyone.  It is our hope that some of the young people who view the video will make better decisions regarding opiates and other drugs."

The video can be viewed on the website of the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDWV, at http://www.youtube.com/user/USAOSDWV, the EOD website at www.eodwv.com or the WV Safe Schools website at www.wvsafeschools.com.

If you would like to arrange for U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin to speak to your school or community group and present the film, please call 304-345-2200.

(Click this link for a photograph of Joe Murphy, Trifecta Productions, LLC (left) and Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook (right) with the Telly Award.)

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