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Causes and Cures for the Opioid Crisis

The FBI Norfolk CAAA is continuously working to educate their communities on the causes and the cures for the opioid crisis, which kills at least 78 Americans every day.  We will bring an FBI agent to your community to discuss the problem and give you the tools to recognize the problem and keep your family and friends safe.

In the presentation, we will show and discuss the movie “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict”, a documentary film collaboratively produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration in response to increasing prescription painkiller and opioid drug abuse across the nation. The film, which is designed to better educate students and young adults about the dangers of these drugs and the tragic consequences that often accompany addiction, debuted nationally in February 2016.  According to data in the film, nearly 46,000 people die from drug use annually in the United States, and about half of those deaths are related to opiate drug abuse.  At least 78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose – it affects all ages, all socio-economic groups, all over the country.

If you believe that your community could benefit by the FBI to coming to your community to educate residents about this topic, please contact us through the "Contact Us" page on this website.

FBI Norfolk CAAA is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI

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