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8/31/2021 - If They Had Known - Movie Screening

Free Community Screening with Q&A at the SHU Community Theatre on Tuesday August 31st at 5:30 pm followed by the annual IOAD candlelight vigil on the Sherman Town Green at 7:00 pm. Click here to reserve your free ticket.

Book your screening to your Fairfield based organization, class or group today!

Fairfield CARES, through our Partner in Prevention, Positive Directions, is pleased to offer our community the opportunity to show the movie "If They Had Known" to their group, organization or class. Simply e-mail Margaret Watt at Positive Directions the date and approximate number of of people expected to view the screening and she will send you an access link. This opportunity is available at no cost until April 30th, 2022 thanks to funding through the State Opioid Response Grant.

“If They Had Known” is a 35 minute documentary that focuses on today’s party culture and the risks of recreationally mixing prescriptions drugs with alcohol. It is an honest and emotional account of an accidental death that shouldn’t have happened spoken by the friends who were with him. It is truthful and alarming and has proven to connect with students in a modern way. This recreational party trend is happening across the country in high schools, college campuses and communities and is resulting in too many accidental deaths.

We encourage you to review the Facilitator's Guide prior to your showing and conduct a debriefing with your group following the movie and share the handout with 5 Things That Could Save You or Your Friend's Life

Background

max-width:100%In the early morning hours of July 18th, 2015, Clay Soper accidentally died from the combination of prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. He was 19 (almost 20) - a thriving college student - home for the summer. While at a party, he and his friends mixed Xanax and alcohol and the combination caused Clay’s respiratory system and heart to stop. No one saw it coming - no one thought Clay was in any danger that night. He and his friends made a bad decision that is common within party culture today. They had no idea that combining prescription drugs with alcohol could kill them or their friend.

Why this documentary is different

This documentary is more than just a Film - it is a catalyst for discussion surrounding keeping our young people safe. Creating an awareness about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs with alcohol, and knowing what to do if they and someone in this situation, can save lives. This documentary program helps to create that dialogue.

Key Take-Away Messaging

Before the ending credits, a series of short, candid clips are included on the film. These clips, spoken and recorded by Clay’s friends, act as a bridge for discussion. These clips reiterate the 5 key messaging points outlined on the Handout, “What Clay’s Friends Want You To Know” (below). We strongly encourage that every viewer receive a copy. At the least, we hope that each student will read these 5 key points — they might just help save their life or their friend’s.

Book your screening to your Fairfield based organization, class or group today!

Fairfield CARES, through our Partner in Prevention, Positive Directions, is pleased to offer our community to the opportunity to show the movie "If They Had Known" to their group, organization or class. Simply e-mail Margaret Watt at Positive Directions the date and approximate number of of people expected to view the screening and she will send you an access link.  This opportunity is available at no cost until April 30th, 2022 thanks to funding through the State Opioid Response Grant.

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