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The Dragon Lives Here’ is a multimedia project that probes the unprecedented heroin epidemic in the Capital Region, the lives of those it has touched and the terrible effects it is having in local communities. Working in partnership with the Times Union, we explore the subject through emotional human-interest stories supported by interviews with professionals who are serving on the front lines to save lives and address the complex issues related to this problem. New chapters will release every Sunday through November 15.

View 'The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital District'

Watch 'Heroin in Our Community | A Conversation'


How has heroin affected your life? What resources or organizations have been helpful to you? Join the discussion.

Resources & Organizations

Resources & Organizations

Connect to local, statewide and national resources and organizations working to combat the heroin epidemic.

Race, Class the Heroin Epidemic

Race, Class the Heroin Epidemic

People who called for treatment instead of incarceration reflect on the new shift.

Who's Addicted To What?

Who's Addicted To What?

A comprehensive look at substance addiction by region.

Treatment for Addiction Out of Reach for Many

Treatment for Addiction Out of Reach for Many

Research says Suboxone can offer a stable recovery from opiate addiction.

Drug Reverses Effects of Heroin Overdose

Drug Reverses Effects of Heroin Overdose

Deputy Zach Sharpe discusses a drug that can reverse the effects of heroin overdose.

How should U.S. regulate painkillers?

How should U.S. regulate painkillers?

46 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on prescription painkillers.

Ravages of Heroin Addiction Haunt Towns

Ravages of Heroin Addiction Haunt Towns

Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand isn't dropping.

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A multimedia project exploring the heroin epidemic in the Capital Region.
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