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Project DAWNAn 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.

Project Dawn ToolkitKey Points:

  • 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
Adams County Health Department
923 Sunrise Avenue
West Union, Ohio 45693
937-544-5547 ext. 114

Athens County

Athens City/County Health Department
278 W. Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-4431, ext. 230

Belmont County
Belmont County Health Department
68501 Bannock Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Phone: 740-695-1202 ext. 24 or 22

Clermont County
Clermont Recovery Center
1088 Wasserman Way, # C
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-735-8100

Coshocton County
Coshocton City Health Department
400 Brown’s Lane Coshocton, OH 43812
740-622-1736

Crawford County
Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board
(Partnering with Maryhaven)
Crawford /Bucyrus
phone: 419-562-7288

Cuyahoga County
MetroHealth Project DAWN
Phone: 216-778-5677
(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)
Phone: 216-721-4010

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health
5550 Venture Dr., Parma OH 44130 – (Friday 9a-12p)
Phone: 216-201-2000
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectDawnCuyahogaCounty 
 http://www.metrohealth.org/projectdawn  

Gallia County
Gallia County Health Department
499 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Narcan/Naloxone Clinic on Wednesdays
Phone: 740-441-2018; 740-441-2950

Greene County
TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
452 W. Market St.  Xenia, OH 45385
Phone:  937-376-8700

Guernsey County
Cambridge Guernsey County Health Department
326 Highland Avenue
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Phone: 740-439-3577 ext. 7245

Hamilton County
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

Hancock County
Findlay City Health Department
1644 Tiffin Ave. Findlay, OH  45840
419-424-7105

Hocking County
Hocking County Health Department
350 St Rt. 664N
Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740-385-3030 ext. 252

Jackson County
Jackson County Health Department
200 E. Main St. Jackson, Ohio 45640  
Phone: 286-5094 Ext. 226

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Health Department
500 Market St, 7th Floor
Steubenville, OH 43964
Phone: 740-283-8530

Lake County
Lake County General Health District
Painesville, Oh 44077
Phone: 440-350-5891
Please call for hours and location.

Lawrence County
City of Ironton Health Department
2120 South 8th street Ironton, Ohio 45638
740-532-2172

Lorain County
Elyria City Health District
Lorain County General Health District
202 Chestnut St.
Elyria, OH 44035
Please call or check website for hours.
Phone: 440-323-7595
http://www.elyriahealth.com  or www.loraincountyhealth.com 

Lucas County
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
635 North Erie Street Toledo, Ohio  43604
Phone: 419-213-4026  

Mahoning County
Mahoning County District Board of Health
50 Westchester DriveYoungstown, Ohio 44515
Phone:  330-270-2855, Ext. 125
www.mahoninghealth.org  

Meridian Community Care
527 N Meridian Rd
Youngstown, Ohio 44509
Phone: 330-797-0070 

Marion County
Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board
Marion Area Counseling Center, Inc.
142 S. Prospect Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
Phone: 740-387-8531

Medina County
Medina County Health Department
4800 Ledgewood Drive
Medina, OH 44256
Phone:  330-723-9692

Meigs County
Meigs County General Health District
112 E. Memorial Drive, Suite A
Pomeroy, OH 45769
740-992-6626
Please call for hours.
www.meigs-health.com  

Montgomery County
Crisis Care ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County
601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 937-224-4646

Morgan County
Morgan County Health Department
4275 State Route 376, NW
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
Phone: 740-962-4572

Morrow County
Morrow County Health Department
619 West Marion Road, Suite B
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
(419) 947-1545, ext. 318

Muskingum County
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department
205 N Seventh Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740-454-9741, ext. 244

Noble County
Noble County Health Department
44069 Marietta Road
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Phone: 740-732-4958  

Perry County
Perry County Health Department
212 South Main St.
New Lexington, OH 43764
Phone: 740-342-5179  

Portage County
Portage County Health Department
705 Oakwood St., 2nd floor
Ravenna, OH  44266
Phone: 330-296-9919

Ross County
Ross County Health District
150 E. Second Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-775-1146, ext. 2225

Scioto County
Portsmouth City Health Department
Nursing Division
605 Washington St.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Phone: 740-353-8863

Stark County
Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County Crisis Center
2421 – 13th Street, NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 330-452-6000

Quest Recovery & Prevention Services
1341 Market Avenue, North
Canton, Ohio 44714
Phone: 330-453-8252

Alliance City Health Department
537 E. Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone 330-821-7373 x13

Summit County
Summit County Public Health
1867 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: 330-812-3983
Hours: Tuesdays from 3:00 – 6:00

Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation
405 Tallmadge Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Phone: 330-436-0931

Trumbull County
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
Vinton County Health Department
31927 Ohio 93
McArthur, OH 45651
Phone: 740-596-5233 x234

Washington County
Washington County Health Department
342 Muskingum Drive
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Phone:  740-374-2782

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:
http://pharmacy.ohio.gov/Licensing/NaloxonePharmacy.aspx   

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.

Butler County
Atrium Medical Center - Services provided to emergency department patients only.
Emergency Department
1 Medical Center Drive
Middletown, OH 45005

Cuyahoga County
Metrohealth Medical Center - Services provided to hospital emergency department patients only.
Emergency Department
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland Ohio 44109

Franklin County
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
Phone: 614-355-8614

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
maguirem@southeastinc.com  
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
philpauvlinch@arcohio.org  
Peggy Anderson, LISW
Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (614) 340-6691
peggyanderson@arcohio.org  

Hamilton County
Veterans Administration Hospital/Cincinnati – Distributes to patients only.

Lorain County
Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County – Provides services to clients only.
4950 Oberlin Ave
Lorain, OH 44053
Phone: 440-282-9920

Montgomery County
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

Warren County
Atrium Health Center/Mason – Services provided to emergency department patients only.
Emergency Department
7450 Mason - Montgomery Road
Mason, Ohio 45040

Solutions community Counseling and Recovery Services - Services provided to clients only.
204 Cook Road
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-934-7119

Talbert House – Services provided to clients only.
759 Columbus Ave
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-932-4337

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