Wyandot County Public Health is a Project DAWN site. Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program created as a way to combat Ohio’s opioid overdose epidemic. The program is funded through the Ohio Department of Health.
Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. Naloxone has been used safely by emergency medical professionals for more than 40 years and has only this one critical function: to reverse the effects of opioids in order to prevent overdose death.
You'll learn to:
You may obtain a naloxone kit for free through Wyandot County Public Health's Project DAWN program. Walk-ins are welcomed, however, appointments are preferred to ensure staff member availability.
1) Call Wyandot County Public Health at 419-294-3852 to set up an appointment time.
2) At the appointment you'll watch the Naloxone Project DAWN training video.
Project DAWN kits are free. Donations are accepted but not required.