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DEA and FBI looking for students to take part in poster contest

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Posted at 11:20 PM, Feb 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 09:00:31-05

Students in Northeast Ohio can win cash for creating a poster highlighting the dangers of heroin and opioid addiction. 

The contest is designed to draw attention to the DEA and FBI documentary, Chasing the Dragon.

Heroin and Opiate addiction is commonly referred to as Chasing the Dragon, which is where the documentary gets its name. The agencies created the documentary to help students understand the dangers of opioid addiction, which is why the poster are to be based on the central theme of the documentary.

Overdose deaths in Northeast Ohio are among the highest in the country. The FBI points to statistics that show the average age of the first time opiate user is between the ages of 12 and 17.

Teenagers in grades 7 thorough 12 can take part in the contest and submit a poster that focuses on consequences of using heroin and or the misuse of prescription opioids, 

Cash prizes will be given to four students in each of the three categories. 

Submissions are due by 5:00 pm on March 9, 2018. 

More information can be found here: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/raising-awareness-of-opioid-addiction