In recognition of National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Department of Social and Human Relations is co-sponsoring an event with the United States Attorney’s Office. The event will feature a screening of the film “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict”. The screening will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at CWI’s Nampa Campus Academic Building (Room 102E). All students, employees, and their guests are welcome to attend.
The film is a documentary collaboratively produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in response to the growing epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse across the country. The film is designed to raise awareness and educate young adults of the dangers posed by these drugs.
After the film DEA Diversion Investigator, Charles Wahl, will give a brief presentation about the scope of the opioid and heroin problem here in Idaho and nationally.