Drug Policy Challenge
Minimizing the harms of drugs and drug policies. The goal is keeping Ohioans healthy, alive and productive — whether they use legal drugs. illegal ones or none at all.
Drug policy must focus urgently on reducing opioid overdose deaths, now more than 3,000 people a year in Ohio.
Harm Reduction Approach
Basing drug policies on science, compassion, health and human rights.
Strategies meet drug users “where they’re at.” Harm reduction is pragmatic and practical. It enables safer use — such as needle exchange — and does not condemn.
Help Save Lives
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.