Nearly 15% of Ohio cocaine has fentanyl in it, according to a Harm Reduction Ohio analysis. Four percent has carfentanil in it. We need to stop blaming heroin use and users for the overdose epidemic and examine why the entire illegal drug supply is contaminated and deadly.read more
Harm Reduction Ohio is co-sponsoring a drug policy conference you don’t want to miss, Sept. 27-28, at the Ohio State University law school in Columbus. It’s free and open to the public.read more
Psychiatrist Mark Hurst named new director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
We’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news: The excellent Tracy Plouck leaves as director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health. The good news: another good director, psychiatrist mark Hurst, takes over.read more
Drug users died in enormous numbers. But did drug use and drug addiction cause the catastrophic slaughter of Ohioans?read more
ODH Director Lance Himes has blocked the state’s syringe programs from getting federal money. Read the staff letter he wouldn’t sign.read more
Did heroin addiction kill her? Or did drug prohibition cause her death? It’s time to talk honestly and thoughtfully about what government policies will best prevent yet another motherless child.read more
Be very, very careful.
A lot less than you think.
What Is Harm Reduction?
Drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights.
Pragmatic and practical strategies that meet drug users “where they’re at.” Harm reduction supports safer use — such as syringe exchange and medical marijuana — and no use at all.
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What is harm reduction?
President, Harm Reduction Ohio
Dennis is the founder of Harm Reduction Ohio. He created the 501(c)3 non-profit organization to advocate for drug policies that reduce overdose death, imprisonment and other drug war harms.
He is a former national reporter at USA TODAY and Knight Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School. During his 35-year journalism career, he won various awards, including the Champion of Justice award and H.L. Mencken Award for Investigative Journalism for work on the drug war.
“I believe all people, including drug users, should be treated peacefully and with respect,” he says.
Dennis is the father of two boys and lives in Granville, Ohio.
Director of Advocacy
Taylor has a master of science degree in human development and family sciences from the University of Wyoming. She’s won multiple awards for academic excellence and received her undergraduate degree at Morehead State University in her native Kentucky. (Go Eagles!:)
Taylor is married to her college sweetheart, who she’s known since pre-school. She has two adorable boys and divides her time between Columbus and Greenfield, Ohio.
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