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Federal and state changes raise possibility of new or expanded syringe services programs in Ohio

Federal and State Changes Raise Possibility of New or Expanded Syringe Services Programs in Ohio

As the opiate crisis continues to take a toll on Ohio and the need for addiction recovery services outpaces capacity, syringe services programs, or syringe exchange program, have become a more common topic of discussion as an intervention to reduce harm for people who inject drugs. Recent changes to state and federal law have elevated this discussion and are the focus of this report written by Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy, and Adam White, Graduate Assistant, and prepared with support from the AIDS Funding Collaborative.

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