The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region
A multi-media collaboration between WMHT, the Times Union and journalist Paul Grondahl that puts a human face on the heroin epidemic in the Capital Region. In videos, photographs and articles, the impact of heroin addiction is told in their own words by recovering heroin addicts, medical staff, law enforcement, government officials and families who are battling this destructive drug.
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Lieutenant DiRienzo talks about the challenges of keeping heroin off the streets.
Three women in treatment at The Next Step talk about their battles with heroin.
Three residents at The Next Step reflect on how heroin changed them.
Three residents at The Next Step share their hopes for the future.
Meet Michelle, an ER nurse at Samaritan Hospital.
Michelle, an ER nurse, talks about using Narcan to reverse the effects of heroin.
Dave Harrington helps families and businesses detect drugs.
“It serves as more of a deterrent than anything else," Dave Harrington on drug searching.
A grieving family discusses losing their son to a heroin overdose.
A story of hope from the heroin epidemic in the Capital Region.
A family, devastated by heroin, shares the story of losing their son.
A mother and father share memories of their beloved son.
Patricia Farrell on losing her daughter to the battle with heroin.
Patricia Farrell recalls her daughter's struggle with heroin.
Patricia Ferrell reflects on losing her daughter to her battle with heroin.
Premieres Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:30pm on WMHT-TV.