Federal drug survey reports older cannabis users driving increase. Adult marijuana use in Ohio soared to what is likely a record level in 2015-16, according to a new federal report issued quietly this week. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported...
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.
Stereotype Alert: They do! Few groups are more stereotyped than drug users, and few drug users are portrayed as negatively as heroin users. Homeless heroin addicts certainly exist and need love and attention, as do homeless alcoholics. But have you ever seen a news...read more
Drug overdose epidemic predicted. Jack Shafer, now senior media writer at Politico, wrote an article in Science 85 magazine in March 1985 that explained the science of synthetic "designer drugs" and their drugs in the illegal drug marketplace. Shafer's conclusion...read more
A DEA study in Pennsylvania hints that may be the case. Ohio drug overdoses have moved sharply toward cocaine-fentanyl mixes and away from heroin-fentanyl. At least that's what's found in the blood of overdose victims at autopsy. But the exact cause of the trend is a...read more
Drive-by. I was driving on I-71 between Cleveland and Columbus this afternoon when I saw an American-made, four-door sedan on the highway's shoulder. The car was crooked, both front tires in the grass outside of the breakdown lane. The front door was open, and the...read more
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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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