Special Report: Changes in Ohio drug supply from 2013 – 2023

Special Report: Changes in Ohio drug supply from 2013 – 2023

Presence of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and meth detailed    Fentanyl’s presence in Ohio’s illegal drug supply remains high and near record levels, although slightly lower so far this year than in 2022. The presence of fentanyl closely tracks the...
What soaring methamphetamine deaths tell us about…

What soaring methamphetamine deaths tell us about…

…the cause of the overdose epidemic… …and how to end it   This is an important chart. What does it mean? The Black line shows the percentage of overdose deaths in Ohio that involved methamphetamine. In 2010, less than 1% of Ohio overdose deaths...
Overdose deaths in Ohio decline over six months from record level

Overdose deaths in Ohio decline over six months from record level

A modest but sustained overdose decline started six months ago Ohio’s “Narcan blitz” may have played role in reduced death By Dennis CauchonPresident, Harm Reduction Ohio Ohio overdose deaths appear to be declining from the historic pace that started...