Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
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6:00 PM, Friday, November 8, 2019
Location: Gig Harbor (click for map)

This film reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families and communities. They are stories that often begin with medical treatment for moderate to severe pain that evolve into drug addiction and death. In addition to the personal stories of those impacted by the opioid crisis, the documentary explores the dramatic increase in the use and acceptance of prescription painkillers and addresses possible solutions to the opioid epidemic, including more non-drug treatment for pain, improved opioid prescribing, and reducing the amount of opioids produced and prescribed in America.

Special Guests: Derek Young, Pierce County Council Member

Sponsors: Agnus Dei Lutheran Church¬† Marlene's Market and Deli¬†  

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 1 hr

Director: John Grant

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