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The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

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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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Episodes of The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region1

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region Heroin In Our Community | A Conversation

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

Heroin In Our Community | A Conversation

A conversation about the heroin epidemic in New York's Capital Region.

55:38

Heroin In Our Community | A Conversation

55:38

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Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | Feet On The Ground | Part 1

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | Feet On The Ground | Part 1

Lieutenant DiRienzo talks about the challenges of keeping heroin off the streets.

2:44

The Dragon Lives Here | Feet On The Ground | Part 1

2:44

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 1

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 1

Three women in treatment at The Next Step talk about their battles with heroin.

3:32

The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 1

3:32

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 2

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 2

Three residents at The Next Step reflect on how heroin changed them.

1:51

The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 2

1:51

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 3

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 3

Three residents at The Next Step share their hopes for the future.

2:40

The Dragon Lives Here | The Next Step | Part 3

2:40

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | Enter the Dragon | Part 1

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | Enter the Dragon | Part 1

Meet Michelle, an ER nurse at Samaritan Hospital.

2:26

The Dragon Lives Here | Enter the Dragon | Part 1

2:26

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | Enter the Dragon | Part 2

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | Enter the Dragon | Part 2

Michelle, an ER nurse, talks about using Narcan to reverse the effects of heroin.

2:46

The Dragon Lives Here | Enter the Dragon | Part 2

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Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | No Stone Unturned | Part 1

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | No Stone Unturned | Part 1

Dave Harrington helps families and businesses detect drugs.

1:53

The Dragon Lives Here | No Stone Unturned | Part 1

1:53

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | No Stone Unturned | Part 2

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | No Stone Unturned | Part 2

“It serves as more of a deterrent than anything else," Dave Harrington on drug searching.

2:08

The Dragon Lives Here | No Stone Unturned | Part 2

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Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Trailer

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Trailer

A grieving family discusses losing their son to a heroin overdose.

0:23

The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Trailer

0:23

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | Hope

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | Hope

A story of hope from the heroin epidemic in the Capital Region.

4:34

The Dragon Lives Here | Hope

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Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Part 1

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Part 1

A family, devastated by heroin, shares the story of losing their son.

3:13

The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Part 1

3:13

Video thumbnail: The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Part 2

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Part 2

A mother and father share memories of their beloved son.

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The Dragon Lives Here | They Will Not Die in Vain | Part 2

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