Supporting Ohioans through a comprehensive harm reduction
Harm reduction means doing everything we can to reduce the risk of
drug overdose. We do not judge or seek to force anyone into
treatment, we provide resources to help people who use drugs be as
safe as possible. The strength of our community combined with the
power of our innovative technologies can save lives.
Students working with their communities.
The SOAR Initiative was founded by a group of dedicated, passionate
students at The Ohio State University. We work with government
agencies, established nonprofits, local activists, and amazing
communities throughout the state. Our innovative, evidence-based
technologies and projects concentrate on helping those left behind
by traditional public health and substance use programs.
Know of a bad batch? Report it anonymously to keep your community safe!
to report a drug that contains fentanyl or other dangerous adulterants.
Keep you & your loved ones safe.
Download the free “SOAR Central Ohio” app to get alerts when
overdoses surge or dangerous drugs are reported, and to access harm
Or text “SOAR” to 614-768-7627 (Central Ohio), 440-762-7627
(Cleveland), or 513-447-6276 (Southwest Ohio) to securely and
anonymously receive SMS alerts.