Educational Documentary for Students About Dangers of Addiction

FREDERICK, Md. (LR)  Prescription drug and heroin abuse is a growing epidemic in Frederick County and the Frederick County Health Department and Law Enforcement are sponsoring an upcoming short film viewing in effort to combat this outbreak.

“Chasing The Dragon” is a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.  The documentary will play on February 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Middletown High School.  Resources will be on site for those seeking assistance and treatment.

According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, there were nearly 400 heroin over-doses in Frederick County last year.