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New York's Opioid Crisis

Cooperating with various local and state agencies, including NYS OASAS, along with public media entities from around New York, WMHT wants to bring the the information and resources for opioids and addiction to those who need it most.

Please stay tuned during the week of October 15 as we share stories from art therapy on AHA! A House for Arts, the Chatham Police Department with #CitizenActive, our Education producer speaks with school nurses, we reexamine our #DragonLivesHere piece about the impact of heroin on our community, and we have a special episode of New York NOW. The week kicks off with WXXI's program Reversing The Stigma on Monday at 9pm.

Join us in this critical discussion using #AddictionCrisisPBS and #OpioidCrisisNY.

"I Had to Try Something Else"

"I Had to Try Something Else"

New York’s Opioid Crisis doesn’t just live in the big city. This insidious epidemic has crawled into the corners of every small town and village in the state.

Speaking From Experience

Speaking From Experience

Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann knows how to deal with addicts. That's because he is one.

"The War On Drugs Is Over. We Lost."

"The War On Drugs Is Over. We Lost."

With his country and his community in the grips of the Opioid Crisis, a local police chief decided to try something different.

The Hope Dealer

The Hope Dealer

People have given a variety of nicknames to Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann. Some are nicer than others. "The Hope Dealer" is one that he likes.

State Response

State Response

The State of New York operates one of the largest addiction treatment, prevention and recovery systems in the country. Here’s the woman who runs it.

New York NOW

From Jail to the 'Great Outdoors'

Aired: 2018-10-19 26:46 Rating: NR

Learn about a different approach to the opioids epidemic.

The Dragon Lives Here: Heroin in the Capital Region

Heroin In Our Community | A Conversation

Aired: 2015-11-09 55:38 Rating: NR

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

The Dragon Lives Here Videos
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See the work being done in New York State to combat addiction.

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Learn about the devistating effect of Heroin in the Capital Region and what is being done about it.