Prescription painkiller abuse and overdose are on the rise in Alabama. In an effort to combat this growing epidemic, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama will sponsor the showing of Know Dope, a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. The film focuses on the dangers and effects of heroin addiction on the lives of two Alabama natives.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to view the film on Wed., Oct. 25. Special guest Josh Johnson, WSFA meteorologist, also will share his personal story.
This event is a joint effort of Counseling and Health Promotion Services, the Department of Athletics, Student Involvement and Leadership, UNIV, and the Warhawk Academic Success Center to educate the AUM community about the heroin epidemic in Alabama.
Film viewing times: 9:30 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m.