The Opioid Addiction Crisis is an epidemic in our nation, state, and county. As part of our charge to educate our students, we feel that it is important for us to provide them with information that will help them to make healthy choices while in school and throughout their lives.
On March 20, 2018, the Brunswick Central School District, our local chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York will be presenting the documentary film, Chasing the Dragon, to our students in grades 9-12. A panel discussion will follow. Panel members will include Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove, Rensselaer Co Executive Steve McLaughlin and Noelle Gilligan, Counselor/DV Educator Unity House of Troy.
The film, whose purpose is to educate students and young adults about the dangers of addiction, was created by the FBI and the United States Department of Justice. The subject matter is serious and there is occasionally language in the course of the dialogue which many people might find offensive. However, we do consider the subject matter to be both important and timely. We do understand that some parents might not want their child to view this film and respect parental rights to opt their child out of watching this film.