'Know Dope' film featured at AUM Wednesday - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

'Know Dope' film featured at AUM Wednesday

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The film “Know Dope” will be featured Wednesday to students at Auburn University Montgomery.

The documentary, which focuses on two Alabama natives and how heroin addiction affected their lives, was shown in Taylor Center room 230 at 9:30 a.m., and will be shown again at 3:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Faculty and students are invited to the film.

Multiple special guests will be in attendance including Ben Baxley, Assistant United States Attorney, Doug Howard, Law Enforcement Coordinator and Louis V. Franklin, Sr., U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Alabama. Franklin will speak during the first viewing to discuss the opioid epidemic and its effect on Alabama.

WSFA's Chief Meteorologist Josh Johnson will also be in attendance to share his personal story on how his brother's heroin addiction affected his family.  

The event is sponsored by Franklin as well as various groups on AUM’s campus in hopes of educating the collegiate community on the heroin epidemic in Alabama.

A representative from the Council of Substance Abuse will be on hand to answer any questions students or faculty might have.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:32:03 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:56:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File). FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were lo...(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File). FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were lo...

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

    More >>
  • GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

    GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:41:36 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:56:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    More >>

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    More >>
  • Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

    Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:06:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:54:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    More >>

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly