West Columbia Police and Fire Departments to Host “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” Viewing
West Columbia, SC – (January 3, 2018) – The West Columbia Police and Fire Departments will host a viewing of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” Documentary on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be in the New Brookland Room at West Columbia City Hall, 200 North 12th Street, West Columbia, SC, 29169. Please register online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/277898196068348/ to attend.
To combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, leaders of the FBI and DEA created a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of the addiction. “Chasing the Dragon” is a 45-minute documentary film that profiles the stories of several people who have either abused opiates or had family members become addicts. It profiles the cycle of addiction and looks at the tragic consequences associated with opioid abuse. The documentary also features interviews with medical and law enforcement professionals discussing the effects of the addiction, and how this epidemic is unlike any this country has seen before.
About the City
The City of West Columbia is situated along eight miles of the beautiful lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers. Known for being friendly, welcoming and affordable, the city also has top-level schools and a myriad of dining and shopping options, as well as exemplary health care options that are within a three-mile radius. The area is ideal for commerce, thanks to its business-friendly attitude, low taxes and utility rates. The City is concentrating on economic development and is eager to attract business start-ups and/or relocations. Additionally, major interstates, highways, the airport, and Columbia are just minutes away. When it comes to recreation, West Columbia offers kayaking, canoeing, tubing, parks, waterfront concerts, 8.5 miles of walking and biking trails, and much more, including access to the renowned Riverbanks Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Waterfall Junction. More information is available at www.westcolumbiasc.gov.