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"The Black Experience in Britain" Wednesday at TP/SS: Reflections from MC Study Abroad Faculty/Staff and Student Scholars

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Middle States Briefing Sessions

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In Our Voice: A Reading by Guest Poets with Our Own Professor Kateema Lee

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College Council Agenda for Feb. 27 Meeting

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Takoma Park / Silver Spring Transfer Fair Today!

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Last Week for the Open Gallery's Exhibition "Anthropogenic" by Artist Selin Balci

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Tenth Annual Every Girl Can Conference Saturday, March 10 at the TP/SS Campus

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Unprecedented $300,000 Available Through Montgomery College Foundation's Innovation Fund and Holy Cross Health Grants

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Beacon Conference Submission Deadline for Student Papers Is March 1

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Professor Harry St. Ours Selected to Present Paper at SITE 2018 Conference

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A Celebration of Open Education Week, March 5-9

Student Affairs

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Screening of Eye-opening Opioid Film "Written Off" Feb. 27

Screening of Eye-opening Opioid Film "Written Off" Feb. 27

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Category: Student Affairs

Published: Feb 27 2018 12:00AM

Please Join us February 27 for a Dynamic, Eye-opening Film Screening and Panel Discussion

WRITTEN OFF - A Feature Documentary Film (Winner of numerous film awards)

Where: Commons, Room 211 (CM211),Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

When: Tuesday, Feb. 27 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ABOUT THE OPIATE ADDICTION PROBLEM

Death from opiates exceeds those from all other drugs combined. Opiate addiction is fueled by legitimate prescriptions written by doctors, but addicted people often turn to heroin as a cheaper, more accessible substitute or buy pharmaceutical pills on the street. Their bodies need the fix to avoid the wrenching symptoms of withdrawal.

"Written Off" is about the unconditional love of a mother for her addicted son. It is about the bond between two best friends. It is about love between a girlfriend and addicted boyfriend. And it is about Matt's 10-year affair with drugs. Each relationship tells part of the story of how addiction really functions in one life.

These drugs are incredibly powerful. More people get hooked on them every day and more families descend into a secret nightmare . This film is a warning to patients - no matter what your doctor tells you, powerful opioid painkillers are addictive. It is a warning to parents - don't have prescription painkillers in the house if you have children, don't ignore warning signs like secretive phone calls, sudden illnesses, nodding off in conversation. It is a warning to all the smart, adventurous young people who might want to try something new. This isn't a party drug - this stuff can change your brain and take away your life.

WHERE CAN YOU GET HELP?

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency in response to the heroin and opioid crisis, and established the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) to lead the state's response and coordinate directly with all 24 local jurisdictions. The OOCC launched Before It's Too Late, the state's effort to bring awareness to the heroin and opioid epidemic-and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery. Marylanders grappling with a substance use disorder can find help at BeforeItsTooLateMD.org and 1-800-422-0009, the state crisis hotline.

Approved for Multicultural/Diversity credit. Certificates of attendance available for students.

For more information about this event or disability accommodations, contact:
Mia Price, TP/SS Student Life
240-567-1487 * mia.price@montgomerycollege.edu

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