More than 500 meth-using Ohioans died last year. Fentanyl and carfentanil mixed in the drug is driving death. Harm reduction can reduce these meth deaths.read more
Gov. Kasich signed SB 1, a reckless and sloppy law that gives long sentences for possessing diluted fentanyl. Fentanyl needs to be diluted in the extreme for safety reasons. Basing sentences on diluents — rather than the fentanyl itself — is crazy.read more
African American overdose deaths soar. Cocaine-fentanyl is now the top cause of death. We are in a drug overdose epidemic, not an opioid or heroin crisis.read more
The Centers for Disease Control approved Ohio’s request to use federal HIV prevention money to support local syringe programs. The Ohio Department of Health request will help the state’s cash-strapped programs, now operating in 16 counties.read more
Wisdom from a lawyer, businessman and bereaved father on one of the toughest questions a parent faces after the overdose death of a child.read more
Carfentanil caused a tsunami of overdose death in Ohio, CDC reports. (But, bizarrely, not in other states.) Why?
New CDC study confirms Harm Reduction Ohio reports that carfentanil caused an overdose death wave that killed an additional 1,000+ Ohioans. Oddly, ONLY Ohio was hit hard by fentanyl among the 10 states studied.read more
Ohio has 14 syringe programs operating in 16 counties at 21 locations. Read why this is great news…and why we need to do better.read more
Meet the talented group of harm reduction advocates who will guide Harm Reduction Ohio in its mission to reduce overdose deaths and improve the well-being of Ohioans, including those who use drugs.read more
It’s a myth that police officers are overdosing from accidentally touching or breathing fentanyl. But this false fear is putting people behind bars in Ohio and scaring police and the public for no good reason.read more
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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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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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