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Logan County latest to add a Syringe Service Program

Logan County latest to add a Syringe Service Program

Twenty-six of Ohio’s 88 counties now operate syringe service programs, which provide sterile syringe to reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. Harm Reduction Ohio provides an updated list of all Ohio SSPs, plus their hours and locations.

Overdose Deaths in Ohio, By County — 2023 vs. 2022

Overdose Deaths in Ohio, By County — 2023 vs. 2022

Ohio overdose deaths fell in 55 counties in 2023 and increased in 29 counties, according to preliminary mortality data analyzed by Harm Reduction Ohio. Increased death was most common in northern Ohio. Overall, overdose deaths appears to have declined about 6% statewide in 2023.

Ohio overdose deaths decline about 6% in 2023

Ohio overdose deaths decline about 6% in 2023

Ohio overdose deaths declined about 6% in 2023 vs. 2022, according to a preliminary estimate by Harm Reduction Ohio. Most of the decline came in the last four months of the year. There’s no evidence xylazine is increasing overdose death rates.

New CDC Study: 8mg Kloxxado and 4mg Narcan are equally effective

New CDC Study: 8mg Kloxxado and 4mg Narcan are equally effective

A new Centers for Disease control study finds that 8mg naloxone (Kloxxado) is no more effective than 4mg naloxone (Narcan, generic) when it comes to saving lives or number of doses needed to reverse an overdose. The higher 8mg dose does cause additional withdrawal sickness, the study found.

Xylazine Wound Care Guide

Xylazine Wound Care Guide

Xylazine, which is found in 37% of fentanyl in Ohio, can cause serious skin wounds. Our naloxone distribution partner NEXT Distro created a guide on how to care for xylazine wounds.

Harm Reduction Ohio is hiring for our naloxone program

Harm Reduction Ohio is hiring for our naloxone program

Want a job savings lives? Apply to work at Harm Reduction Ohio’s naloxone distribution program. We’re hiring three people in our naloxone shipping operation, which distributes 40,000 naloxone kits and reverses 4,000 overdoses a year.

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