OCEAN CITY, MD – (February 23, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department, in cooperation with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County State’s Attorneys’ Office, is hosting a free event, open to the public focusing on heroin and opioid abuse awareness. The event will take place on March 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the ocean City Performing Arts Center, located at 4001 Coastal Highway. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
During the event, a documentary will be shown entitled “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict”. In addition, free naloxone training will be offered by the Worcester County Health Department and law enforcement officials from local, state and federal agencies will discuss the epidemic we face today. Local addiction resource organizations will also be available to speak with attendants.
The documentary being shown at the event was produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in response to the widespread heroin epidemic. The film gives very raw and emotional stories describing the devastating effects of heroin and opiate abuse and discusses the issues our country faces.
Citizens may visit ocpdmd.eventbrite.com for more information and to register for this free community event. Please be advised that this film contains adult topics and strong language. For additional questions, contact the Ocean City Police Department Public Affairs Office at 410-520-5395 or email [email protected].