The documentary “Heroin’s Grip” is scheduled to be shown at Urbana High School, 3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The free event is open to the public and is sponsored by the UHS Parent Teacher Student Association.

Following the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker, Conrad Weaver, along with several people featured in the film, including Jay Hessler with the Frederick County Health Department.

“Heroin’s Grip” tells the story about the heroin and opioid epidemic from the viewpoint of those on the front lines of this national crisis. The film features four Frederick County families whose lives have been affected and forever changed by addiction, and includes stories from those currently using, people in recovery, as well as perspectives from law enforcement, health care workers, judges, prosecutors and others who deal with people in this crisis every day. Ultimately, the film gives hope for the user and for the families who’ve been affected.

All parents and their students are encouraged to attend.

For more information about “Heroin’s Grip,” visit

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