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Please join CONNECT and the Park City Film Series as we screen the powerful documentary, “Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation,” a deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, a family grieving the loss of their son, and an Emergency Room Physician trying to save one patient at a time.

The event will include post-film Q&A with an exceptional group of panelists: Filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie; University of Utah addiction specialist, Dr. Beth Howell; Director of Utah Naloxone, Sam Plumb; and Roy Parker, Executive Director of the Summit Recovery Foundation.

FILM OBJECTIVES:

  • To raise awareness about this national public health problem.
  • To break down stigmas and misconceptions about addiction/substance use disorders through leading scientific data, and personal stories.
  • To serve as a catalyst for community conversations and paradigm changes about opiate and heroin addiction.
  • To increase Naloxone/Narcan accessibility and availability.
  • To improve compassionate care towards individuals with addiction/substance use disorders.

This extraordinary film will also be shown at Park City High School on May 23, 2017 during a modified AM assembly.  A live interview with Leslie Thatcher, the filmmaker, and a PCHS student is scheduled for May 22, 2017 on KPCW Radio.  The link at “Minute 15” is here: http://kpcw.org/post/local-news-hour-may-22-2017

We look forward to seeing you.

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