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
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services issues important advisory on “Increase in Fentanyl-cut Drugs.”read more
Yes…for now. Overdose deaths peaked in January 2017 and have fallen in the second half of the year. Why? It has nothing to do with opiate addiction.read more
It's important that journalists are starting to report that fentanyl-laced cocaine and meth are killing large numbers of Ohioans. But this "new” trend in drug deaths is not new at all. It started in earnest more than two years ago. What's sad is that our state and...read more
AP reporter Dan Sewell published a story today headlined, "Old, new drugs creating mixtures to raise Ohio tolls." The story begins: CINCINNATI — New surges in use of methamphetamine and cocaine mixed with a powerful synthetic opioid are contributing to...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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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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