Project DAWN (DeathsAvoidedWithNaloxone) is a community-based overdose education and medication distribution program created to combat Ohio’s opioid overdose epidemic.
Narcan (also known as Naloxone) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or some prescription pain medications). Narcan blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing.
You can now request a narcan kit online and complete a quick online training, all from the safety of your home. In the training you will learn how to:
Recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose
Distinguish between different types of overdose
Perform rescue breathing
Call emergency medical services
Administer intranasal narcan
Other important key points:
Narcan has no potential for abuse.
If given to a person who is not experiencing an opioid overdose, it is harmless.
If administered to a person who is dependent on opioids, it will produce non-life threatening withdrawal symptoms.
It does not reverse overdoses that are caused by non-opioid drugs, such as cocaine, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin,Valium), methamphetamines or alcohol.
It takes about 20 minutes to obtain a kit that could save a life.