How Harm Reduction Ohio hopes nightlife workers can help save lives


CINCINNATI — In 2020, overdose deaths spiked across Ohio, and in the months since, the Ohio Department of Health reports they’ve remained above pre-pandemic levels. More than 80% of those deaths were due to fentanyl. 

Groups like Harm Reduction Ohio point to these statistics as a call to action. To save lives, they want more Narcan and more fentanyl testing strips in the hands of those who need it, and they’re looking to those who work and participate in nightlife to take the lead.