Watch videos of Harm Reduction Ohio’s October Public Policy Series. The four panels cover kinship care, drug courts, overdose death and the opioid settlements from an Ohio point of view.
We answer this question with facts. Fentanyl is more common than ever and the primary driver of Ohio suffering record overdose deaths in 2020 and 2021.
Ohio’s overdose death rate has increased and move its geographic center since 2017. Montgomery County (Dayton) was the epicenter of overdose death five years ago. Today, Ohio’s southeastern Appalachian counties are.
Fentanyl was involved in 4,041 of Ohio’s 5,017 accidental overdose deaths in 2020. This chart shows fentanyl’s role in Ohio’s overdose epidemic for all drugs from 2010 through 2021.
The state of Ohio has distributed a record 231,929 kits so far this year in a concerted effort to reduce overdose death, which reached a record 5,017 in 2020. The most recent effort supplied naloxone community organizations for the first time, bringing the naloxone closer to people who use drugs and are at risk of overdose death.
Brenda became the primary caregiver for her grandson Wyatt after her daughter Sheena died of a drug overdose. Brenda is now one of Ohio’s leading advocates for kinship caregivers, who are not treated fairly in Ohio. List to Brenda talk about kinship care Monday on a Harm Reduction Ohio Zoom panel titled, “Kinship Care: What Ohio Children Need.”
Black Ohioans continue to die from drug overdoses at an alarming rate. Overdose death among Black residents in our state has soared so far in 2021. Death rates among White residents has risen in 2021, too, although at a more moderate rate. The racial gap (and gender gap) in overdose death needs immediate attention.
Harm Reduction Ohio releases an important new report, “Ohio Drug Courts: Through Participants’ Eyes,” based on our survey of people who’ve been through the drug court process. The results may surprise you and help understand what works (and what doesn’t). Most Ohio drug courts focus heavily on abstinence-only treatment approaches, raising the question of whether they contribute to our state’s high overdose death rates.
Please join Harm Reduction Ohio for an online panel discussion about kinship care, the practice of keeping children within extended families when a parent struggles with drugs or dies of an overdose. HRO Public Health Fellow Sarah Palazzo's wrote an in-depth report,...
Harm Reduction Ohio will hold a series of public policy discussions every Monday evening in October. The topics covered include kinship care, drug courts (from the participants’ perspective), overdose death and the opioid settlement. Join us for these free online events. Audience participation is welcome!
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