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"Chasing Dragons" documentary about drug use hits hard


Over 75 community members gathered in the Wright Auditorium last Wednesday to watch and discuss a documentary about opiate addition called “Chasing the Dragon.” The film lasted 45 minutes, was co-produced by the FBI and DEA, and it’s available on YouTube.

The night was filled with a variety of audience questions about how prevalent the issue is in Petersburg, physical and mental health impacts and warning signs.

One young man in the film said opiates made him do things he was raised not to do. “It made me a monster,” he said. A middle-aged woman warned that people need to res...

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