Can drug users speak? NPR is running a series on drug users in Vinton County, Ohio. In three stories broadcast so far, no drug users were heard from -- not a word. Instead, people who use drugs were described by others and in the uniformly stereotypical...read more
Harm Reduction Ohio asks state to affirm that non-profit groups and trained volunteers can distribute naloxone
By affirming that non-profit groups can distribute naloxone, the Board of Pharmacy would support Ohio Department of Health’s effort to distribute the overdose-reversing drug to people at risk of overdose and their family and friends. The Board of Pharmacy has not made its position clear.read more
376 applied. 56 licenses awarded. 4 licenses left vacant. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded 56 medical marijuana retail licenses today. The state had 376 applicants to run dispensaries and the authority to award 60 licenses. Medical marijuana is supposed to be "fully...read more
You should. Tino may save your life. “Drug checking” with fentanyl test strips is an inexpensive way to prevent overdoses — not just reverse ODs when they occur but actually reduce the likelihood an overdose will happen.read more
The racial make-up of overdose death in Ohio is changing as more African Americans suffer fatal overdoses from cocaine mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil.read more
The nature of Ohio’s drug overdose has changed. Public health authorities need to focus more on cocaine and meth users. Where’s the Narcan?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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A non-profit foundation provides a neutral guide to Ohio recovery facilities.
What is harm reduction?
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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