FBI, DEA create documentary highlighting growing opiate epidemic

FBI, DEA create documentary highlighting growing opiate epidemic

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration teamed up to create a documentary about a growing crime epidemic in the United States.

According to the FBI, more and more young people are abusing opioid drugs.

DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said tens of thousands of Americans will die from drug overdoses or drug-related problems. More than half of those deaths will be related to heroin and other opiate overdoses.

That's why the two agencies created "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict." The 45-minute film provides first-person accounts of people who have personally abused or whose children have used opiates with tragic consequences.

"This film may be difficult to watch," FBI Director James Comey explained. "But we hope it educates our students and young adults about the tragic consequences that come with abusing these drugs and that it will cause people to think twice before becoming its next victim."

You can watch the entire documentary for free here.

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