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An antidote to heroin overdose
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program that was created as a way to combat Ohio’s opioid overdose epidemic.
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.
- Nalaxone 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 less than 30 minutes to obtain a kit that could save a life. Attendees learn to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose
- Distinguish between different types of overdose
- Perform rescue breathing
- Call emergency medical services
- Administer intranasal Naloxone
The kit includes:
- 2 vials of Naloxone medication
- 2 nasal atomizers (the medication is sprayed into the nose of the individual experiencing an overdose)
- 1 face mask
- 1 educational DVD
- 1 educational booklet
MetroHealth Hospital, a key partner of the Task Force, dispenses kits to eligible patients in the Emergency Department as well as several community sites including:
Cuyahoga County Board of Health - Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon
Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland - Fridays from 1-5 p.m.
Thomas F. McCafferty Health Center - Thursdays from 4-8pm
The kits are FREE when obtained at the above locations. With the passage of HB 170, the kits may now be dispensed to the addict as well as a family member, friend, or loved one.
Cuyahoga County launched Project DAWN on March 1, 2013. As of 3/10/15 over 3,500 kits have been distributed and at least 375 overdose rescues have been reported.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has received funding from OMHAS to distribute naloxone kits to first responders FREE of charge. Please contact Vince Caraffi or Allisyn Leppla at the Board of Health for more information. 216-201-2000
Project DAWN is funded by the County Executive's Office, MetroHealth, the Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board, and the Ohio Department of Health
For more information please visit: http://www.metrohealth.org/projectdawn | www.ccbh.net
Ohio Naloxone Distribution and Training Sites as of March 10, 2016
These sites are open to the public and provide training and naloxone kits at no cost.
Adams County Health Department
923 Sunrise Avenue
West Union, Ohio 45693
937-544-5547 ext. 114
Athens City/County Health Department
278 W. Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-4431, ext. 230
Belmont County Health Department
68501 Bannock Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Phone: 740-695-1202 ext. 24 or 22
Clermont Recovery Center
1088 Wasserman Way, # C
Batavia, OH 45103
Coshocton City Health Department
400 Brown’s Lane Coshocton, OH 43812
Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board
(Partnering with Maryhaven)
MetroHealth Project DAWN
(No appointment necessary. Services offered regardless of county of residency.)
MetroHealth Project DAWN services are provided at the following community clinics:
The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
12201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 – (Friday 1p-5p)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health
5550 Venture Dr., Parma OH 44130 – (Friday 9a-12p)
Gallia County Health Department
499 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Narcan/Naloxone Clinic on Wednesdays
Phone: 740-441-2018; 740-441-2950
TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
452 W. Market St. Xenia, OH 45385
Cambridge Guernsey County Health Department
326 Highland Avenue
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Phone: 740-439-3577 ext. 7245
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Exchange Project – Project DAWN
Monday from 3-6: Cooper Street at Colerain Avenue
Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 at 65 Holster Street
Thursday from 10:00-1:00 Lindsay Alley at May Street
Other times by appointment. Call 513-377-7114
Findlay City Health Department
1644 Tiffin Ave. Findlay, OH 45840
Hocking County Health Department
350 St Rt. 664N
Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740-385-3030 ext. 252
Jackson County Health Department
200 E. Main St. Jackson, Ohio 45640
Phone: 286-5094 Ext. 226
Jefferson County Health Department
500 Market St, 7th Floor
Steubenville, OH 43964
Lake County General Health District
Painesville, Oh 44077
Please call for hours and location.
City of Ironton Health Department
2120 South 8th street Ironton, Ohio 45638
Elyria City Health District
Lorain County General Health District
202 Chestnut St.
Elyria, OH 44035
Please call or check website for hours.
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
635 North Erie Street Toledo, Ohio 43604
Mahoning County District Board of Health
50 Westchester DriveYoungstown, Ohio 44515
Phone: 330-270-2855, Ext. 125
Meridian Community Care
527 N Meridian Rd
Youngstown, Ohio 44509
Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board
Marion Area Counseling Center, Inc.
142 S. Prospect Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
Medina County Health Department
4800 Ledgewood Drive
Medina, OH 44256
Meigs County General Health District
112 E. Memorial Drive, Suite A
Pomeroy, OH 45769
Please call for hours.
Crisis Care ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County
601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45417
Morgan County Health Department
4275 State Route 376, NW
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
Morrow County Health Department
619 West Marion Road, Suite B
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
(419) 947-1545, ext. 318
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department
205 N Seventh Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740-454-9741, ext. 244
Noble County Health Department
44069 Marietta Road
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Perry County Health Department
212 South Main St.
New Lexington, OH 43764
Portage County Health Department
705 Oakwood St., 2nd floor
Ravenna, OH 44266
Ross County Health District
150 E. Second Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-775-1146, ext. 2225
Portsmouth City Health Department
605 Washington St.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County Crisis Center
2421 – 13th Street, NW
Canton, OH 44708
Quest Recovery & Prevention Services
1341 Market Avenue, North
Canton, Ohio 44714
Alliance City Health Department
537 E. Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone 330-821-7373 x13
Summit County Public Health
1867 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Hours: Tuesdays from 3:00 – 6:00
Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation
405 Tallmadge Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Trumbull County Health Department
176 Chestnut Ave. N.E.
Warren, Ohio 44483
Phone: 330-675-2590, Ext. #3
Van Wert County
Van Wert County Health Department
1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Phone: 419-238-0808, ext. 102
Vinton County Health Department
31927 Ohio 93
McArthur, OH 45651
Phone: 740-596-5233 x234
Washington County Health Department
342 Muskingum Drive
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Treatment and Hospital Based Programs
These sites provide services/naloxone kits to their patients or clients only. The pharmacy sites provide naloxone to anyone who requests it at their location; however there is a charge for naloxone obtained at pharmacies. The naloxone may be billed to Medicaid or private insurance. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy maintains a list of many more pharmacies that are providing naloxone without a prescription pursuant to a protocol:
Brown, Clinton and Warren Counties
Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Warren and Clinton Counties
-Services provided to hospital emergency department patients only.
212 Cook Road
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-695-1692 – Call for locations.
Atrium Medical Center - Services provided to emergency department patients only.
1 Medical Center Drive
Middletown, OH 45005
Metrohealth Medical Center - Services provided to hospital emergency department patients only.
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland Ohio 44109
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Services provided to pediatric patients (21 and younger).
Project HOPE (Home Overdose Prevention Effort)
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus OH 43205
Southeast Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
16 W. Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Naloxone distribution: Open to the public but a fee may be charged for the naloxone.
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.
For more information go to: www.southeastinc.com
Michelle Maguire, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 614-225-0990 ext. 1141
AMC Ohio Pharmacy
1033 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 340-6776
Phil Pauvlinch, PharmD, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist/Staff Pharmacist
Peggy Anderson, LISW
Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (614) 340-6691
Veterans Administration Hospital/Cincinnati – Distributes to patients only.
Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County – Provides services to clients only.
4950 Oberlin Ave
Lorain, OH 44053
Miami Valley Hospital – Services provided to emergency department patients only.
Emergency and Trauma Center
1 Wyoming Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409
AMC Ohio Pharmacy
Wright Health Building
1222 South Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937- 853-3650
Atrium Health Center/Mason – Services provided to emergency department patients only.
7450 Mason - Montgomery Road
Mason, Ohio 45040
Solutions community Counseling and Recovery Services
- Services provided to clients only.
204 Cook Road
Lebanon, OH 45036
– Services provided to clients only.
759 Columbus Ave
Lebanon, OH 45036
Six State Psychiatric Hospitals: Administered by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS):
A naloxone prescription is provided upon discharge to those who had a diagnosis of opioid/opiate addiction when admitted for treatment.
- Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare (Northfield)
- Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (Toledo)
- Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (Columbus)
- Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare (Athens)
- Heartland Behavioral Healthcare (Massillon)
- Summit Behavioral Healthcare (Cincinnati)
File: Naloxone: Website List ProjectDAWN March 2016