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MJC presents free screening of the film ‘The Meth Epidemic’

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POSTED October 31, 2013 10:11 p.m.

 MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film “The Meth Epidemic” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC’s East Campus, 435 College Avenue.  The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series.  Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.

 In The Meth Epidemic, the PBS television program Frontline investigates the story behind a drug that ravages individuals, families, and communities. The film reveals how rates of meth addiction can fluctuate depending on the available channels for obtaining essential ingredients of meth—ephedrine and pseudoephedrine — which are sold legally in products such as cold remedies but are regulated differently in various states.

 After the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring Chris Adams, a local police officer in the narcotics division, and Charles Yarnell, who works in Stanislaus County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

 For more information on MJC’s Civic Engagement Project or the Fall Film and Lecture Series, contact Jason Wohlstadter, professor of English, at wohlstadterj@mjc.edu.

 

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