Ohio launches new anti-overdose media campaign

Ohio launches new anti-overdose media campaign

Campaign stresses naloxone, danger of all drugs, calling 911 Multi-racial images used in campaign Critics say campaign promotes stereotypes, racial bias SEE FULL CAMPAIGN AT BOTTOM The state of Ohio has created a new media campaign — “OH AGAINST OD”...
Are overdose deaths increasing during COVID-19?

Are overdose deaths increasing during COVID-19?

Some evidence says yes Increase in using alone during social isolation is possible cause Franklin County had an overdose death surge last week: 12 suspected fatal overdoses in 48 hours, reported Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz. In Dayton, overdose deaths nearly...
Harm Reduction Ohio distributes record amount of naloxone in March

Harm Reduction Ohio distributes record amount of naloxone in March

Gov. DeWine preserves naloxone access during covid-19  Ohio Department of Health supplies overdose-reversing drug to HRO online program In March, Harm Reduction Ohio (HRO) distributed 1,766 naloxone kits, a record for us, the state’s only licensed lay distributor of...
Salute a Harm Reduction Ohio Hero: Ashlee Schleter of Tiffin

Salute a Harm Reduction Ohio Hero: Ashlee Schleter of Tiffin

We interrupt this pandemic with a dose of good news Two lives saved this week with naloxone – Yeah, Ashlee! Ashlee Schleter of Tiffin in Seneca County, Ohio, is one of our state’s great layperson distributors of naloxone, the drug that reverses opioid...
An HRO intern walks into a bank…and finds legal marijuana.

An HRO intern walks into a bank…and finds legal marijuana.

No joke. It’s Canada. By Christien Kelly Data Analytics Research Fellow, Harm Reduction Ohio A week ago, while sightseeing on vacation in Montreal, I accidentally walked into a marijuana dispensary. This was my first trip to Montreal, and I was exploring...