Ohio health officials slow to respond change in overdose epidemic "Hey, where's the Narcan?" Cocaine mixed with fentanyl is now the leading cause of overdose death in Ohio, far outnumbering deaths involving heroin and fentanyl. In 2017, cocaine-fentanyl combinations...read more
Ohio Ballot Board approval still needed, as is the hard part: getting 305,000+ signatures from 44 counties.read more
Tracey was featured as a fiery and lost “junkie chick” in the HBO documentary “Black Tar” in 1999. Today, she’s a mother, author of the acclaimed book “The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin” and a prominent harm reduction advocate in San Francisco.read more
Using 100,000+ drug tests conducted at state crime labs, Harm Reduction Ohio draws a new picture of what’s behind Ohio’s drug overdose epidemic.read more
Former rep from suburbs of Cincinnati and Dayton says he changed, as have American people. Read his full statement.read more
State medical board will approve 35 early adopters Wednesday.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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Editor, Harm Reduction Ohio
Cauchon is a journalist who created this site to report on and advocate for harm reducing drug policies in Ohio. A former national reporter at USA TODAY, Cauchon was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School and has won various awards. He lives in Granville, Ohio.
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