BrightView Open House

What: BrightView Open House When: Friday, October 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Where: 6527 Colerain Avenue Website: www.brightviewhealth.com Last month, BrightView, a local addiction resource center, announced the official opening of their second location at 6527 Colerain Avenue in Cincinnati. The Colerain facility is holding an open house on October 14. All are welcome…

CDC Calls for Expansion of Syringe Access Programs

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) recently sent a notice to its subscribers reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report making a strong call for expanding syringe access programs. HRC’s notice is reproduced below. The report, released ahead of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1st, states: “Swift action can…

Help Save Our Savior

What: Clean & Paint Party (Food & Refreshments Provided) When: Saturday, October 22 (9 a.m – 6 p.m.) Where: Church of Our Savior, 65 E. Hollister Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 (Mt. Auburn) Our friends at The Church of Our Saviour need help to clean and paint their newly repaired church. The entire flooring was replaced…

Free Hepatitis C and HIV Screening Available

Because so much of our work is hands-on, we are in a position to do a great deal of good in our communities. While our main focus remains providing sterile syringes to people, we are also able to help those who need health care, housing, drug and alcohol treatment, and other services. The organizations Caracole,…

Information for those Newly Diagnosed with Hepatitis C

A Hepatitis C diagnosis almost always brings a flood of questions. Will I get sick? Where do I find a doctor? Can I be cured? Around 95% of people who receive treatment for Hep C are cured, meaning the virus is not detected in their blood three months after receiving treatment. Many people do not…

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills Bring your pills for disposal to the sites…

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills Bring your pills for disposal to the sites…

Prescription Drug Abuse

Young adults (age 18 to 25) are the biggest abusers of prescription (Rx) opioid pain relievers, ADHD stimulants, and anti-anxiety drugs. They do it for all kinds of reasons, including to get high or because they think Rx stimulants will help them study better. But Rx abuse is dangerous. In 2014, more than 1,700 young…

Harm Reduction is a Compassionate, Common Sense Approach to Issues Surrounding Drug Use

We’ve all been harmed by the consequences of drug addiction and the misguided policies surrounding drug use. People who use drugs suffer. The people who love and care for people who use drugs suffer. Our communities suffer. We feel helpless in the face of addiction, whether it’s our own or someone else’s. It feels like…