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Overdose Death in Ohio: Where does your county rank?

Overdose Death in Ohio: Where does your county rank?

Harm Reduction Ohio publishes a new list showing overdose death ranking for all 88 Ohio counties, from best to worst, for every year from 2017 through 2021. See where your county ranks. And how that has changed in the last five years.

Ohio Department of Health Releases 2020 Overdose Death Report

Ohio Department of Health Releases 2020 Overdose Death Report

The Ohio Department of Health released its overdose fatality report for 2020 today. Harm Reduction Ohio has already reported these numbers by drawing on the state's online mortality database. The report confirms, for example, that a record 5,017 Ohio residents died...

The Road to Hell: What caused Ohio’s overdose epidemic?

The Road to Hell: What caused Ohio’s overdose epidemic?

Harm Reduction Ohio provides an in-depth look at the latest trends in our state’s overdose epidemic and asks: what caused the epidemic? Did the crackdown on prescription opioids, however well-intended, cause the overdose epidemic as we know it today?

Ohio’s New Overdose Era: Adulterated stimulants

Ohio’s New Overdose Era: Adulterated stimulants

Meth and cocaine deaths are driving overdose death. Ohio has an overdose crisis, not an opioid problem.Ohio hasn't had an "opioid crisis" for many years. We have a drug adulteration crisis, and the people who are dying are increasing numbers are those who use meth and...

Ohio’s Real Overdose Crisis: Fentanyl-adulterated stimulants

Ohio’s Real Overdose Crisis: Fentanyl-adulterated stimulants

Meth and cocaine deaths soaring to record levels Stimulants contain fentanyl is driving overdose epidemic Confirmed overdose deaths in Ohio reached 3,269 today, a 5.5% increase over the number reported at the same time last year. It seems likely that, in 2021, Ohio...

VIDEOS: Harm Reduction Ohio Public Policy Series

VIDEOS: Harm Reduction Ohio Public Policy Series

Watch videos of Harm Reduction Ohio’s October Public Policy Series. The four panels cover kinship care, drug courts, overdose death and the opioid settlements from an Ohio point of view.

Ohio Counties Ranked By Overdose Death Rate: 2021 vs. 2017

Ohio Counties Ranked By Overdose Death Rate: 2021 vs. 2017

Ohio’s overdose death rate has increased and move its geographic center since 2017. Montgomery County (Dayton) was the epicenter of overdose death five years ago. Today, Ohio’s southeastern Appalachian counties are.

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