Panel Discussion & Screening of Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

September 21, 2016

As part of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Georgetown University hosted Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, & FBI Director James Comey during a screening of the FBI and DEA documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict”

Chasing the Dragon is a 45-minute film, whose title refers to the unattainable pursuit of the original or ultimate high, features stark first-person accounts told by individuals who have abused opioids or whose children have abused opioids with tragic consequences.  The video is meant to serve as a conversation starter in classrooms, homes, community centers, and churches across the country. The stories contained in this film are tragic and real. Some of the individuals from the film will be in attendance. Awareness of the problem is the first step towards solving it. This film is designed to wake people up to the realities of prescription opioids and heroin and the brain disease that is addiction.

Video courtesy of the FBI

Attorney General Lynch’s remarks

Updated September 28, 2016