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SPECIAL REPORT: What’s New in Overdose Death in 2021

SPECIAL REPORT: What’s New in Overdose Death in 2021

Harm Reduction Ohio provides an in-depth look at the latest trends in our state’s overdose epidemic. Stimulants — both meth and cocaine — definite the current era of overdose death. Black men are, by far, dying at the highest rates and the gap is growing. Did the crackdown on Rx drug cause the overdose epidemic?

Ohio’s New Overdose Era: Adulterated stimulants

Ohio’s New Overdose Era: Adulterated stimulants

Meth and cocaine deaths are driving overdose death. Ohio has an overdose crisis, not an opioid problem.Ohio hasn't had an "opioid crisis" for many years. We have a drug adulteration crisis, and the people who are dying are increasing numbers are those who use meth and...

Ohio’s Real Overdose Crisis: Fentanyl-adulterated stimulants

Ohio’s Real Overdose Crisis: Fentanyl-adulterated stimulants

Meth and cocaine deaths soaring to record levels Stimulants contain fentanyl is driving overdose epidemic Confirmed overdose deaths in Ohio reached 3,269 today, a 5.5% increase over the number reported at the same time last year. It seems likely that, in 2021, Ohio...

VIDEOS: Harm Reduction Ohio Public Policy Series

VIDEOS: Harm Reduction Ohio Public Policy Series

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.

Ohio Counties Ranked By Overdose Death Rate: 2021 vs. 2017

Ohio Counties Ranked By Overdose Death Rate: 2021 vs. 2017

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.

Ohio distributes historic amount of naloxone to reduce overdose death

Ohio distributes historic amount of naloxone to reduce overdose death

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.

Harm Reduction Hero: Brenda Ryan, “bulldog” advocate for the children and caregivers

Harm Reduction Hero: Brenda Ryan, “bulldog” advocate for the children and caregivers

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.”

Overdose deaths jump 16.9% among Black Ohioans in 2021

Overdose deaths jump 16.9% among Black Ohioans in 2021

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.

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