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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.

Need drug treatment?

A non-profit foundation provides a neutral guide to Ohio recovery facilities.

What is harm reduction?


Dennis Cauchon

Dennis Cauchon

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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