Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is a community-based Naloxone education program funded through the Ohio Department of Health.
Naloxone, commonly referred to as NARCAN, is a life-saving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose. When Naloxone is administered, it blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and reverses the toxic effects of an overdose. It restores breathing within a matter of minutes.
Naloxone or NARCAN is a safe and effective medication. When administered to someone dependent on opioids, it will produce withdrawal-like symptoms. These symptoms are uncomfortable, but not life threatening. If given to someone not experiencing an opioid overdose, it poses no harm and has no addictive properties. NARCAN will only work on an opioid overdose and will have no effect on non-opioid overdoses.
In Less Than 30 Minutes You Could Learn How to Save a Life!
During a training, individuals will learn:
- How to administer NARCAN.
- How to put someone into recovery position
- How to give rescue breaths
- The importance of calling 911
- NARCAN Safety & Storage
The kit will include:
- 2 – 4 mg doses of NARCAN Brand Nasal Spray
- A pair of gloves
- A protective face shield
- Fact Sheet
- Instruction Sheet
Training will take less than 30 minutes. An appointment will be needed to obtain a free NARCAN Kit. Call 419-447-3691 Ext. 6330 to set up an appointment or for more information.
Overdose Emergency Kits are now available at SCGHD!
Health Planning & Promotion Division
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(419) 447-3691 ext. 6330