Marywood University Comm Arts Grad Student to present Docudrama on Addiction and Codependency

SCRANTON, PA (November 11, 2016)-Marywood University graduate communication arts major, Brandon Trainer, will present “Memento Mori,” a docudrama about addiction and codependency, on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Latour Room, located in the University’s Nazareth Student Center.

A project with great personal meaning for Mr. Trainer, the program will include speakers and light refreshments, leading up to the film screening which will begin at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The docudrama seeks to emphasize the fact that the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, hits closer to home than people might think. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), “Opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a serious global problem that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies.” According to the NIH, between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and an estimated 467,000 addicted to heroin.”

For additional information about the docudrama film, “Memento Mori,” showing at Marywood University, please contact Brandon Trainer, at (570) 229-0606.