Free naloxone for people at risk of overdose and those who love them Narcan and intramuscular naloxone available Order online, delivery by mail Harm Reduction Ohio (HRO) today launched a no-cost way for Ohioans to order naloxone online and receive it confidentially...
Holidays can be hard for those who’ve lost a loved one to overdose. Here’s help on how to cope.
HRO has given away all of the Evzio auto-injectors that had been donated to us.
HRO got the Ohio drug seizure data that made this groundbreaking analysis possible. Drug checking at the individual and epidemiological level can save countless lives. “Tell me what”s in the drug supply and I’ll tell you how many people will die.”
Black tar heroin much safer than powdered heroin. All heroin is not the same. Black tar heroin is almost never adulterated with fentanyl when smuggled into the United States. A newly released DEA report found that only one of 486 samples (0.2%) of black tar heroin...
Find a program near you! Ohio now has syringe programs in 20 counties and at 30 locations. See a complete list of locations, hours and contact information.
Watch the keynote talk at Harm Reduction Ohio’s annual conference. This talk has helped many parents finally understand what was happening with their children who became addicted to heroin.
Court imposes "consequences" for relapse after longest period of sobriety in his adult life Billy McCall, our beloved syringe program advocacy director, was in court in Newark, Ohio, this morning for having a "dirty" urine test last month. Billy, one of the smartest...
Overdose deaths fall about 22.5% from 2017 How many Ohioans died of drug overdoses in 2018? We get asked that question almost every day. The answer is about 3,764, down from 4,854 in 2017. That's a 22.5% decline. The age-adjusted rate of accidental overdose deaths was...
A lot less than you think.
Harm Reduction Ohio provides free naloxone to:
- people who use drugs that may contain fentanyl.
- people in frequent contact with people at risk of overdose.
Ohio residents only
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President, Harm Reduction Ohio
Dennis is the founder of Harm Reduction Ohio. He created the 501(c)3 non-profit organization to advocate for drug policies that reduce overdose death, imprisonment and other drug war harms.
He is a former national reporter at USA TODAY and Knight Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School. During his 35-year journalism career, he won various awards, including the Champion of Justice award and H.L. Mencken Award for Investigative Journalism for work on the drug war.
“I believe all people, including drug users, should be treated peacefully and with respect,” he says.
Dennis is the father of two boys and lives in Granville, Ohio.