Project DAWN, which stands for Deaths Avoided With Naloxone, held a Naloxone distribution and training session last night. The Project is making kits available to residents in Ohio, specifically in Jefferson and Columbiana Counties.
The kit includes two two milligram doses of the overdose antidote, step by step instructions, two face shields, and atomizers to administer the drug.
Project DAWN also provides training on how to use the Naloxone, as well as information on the opioid and drug problem across Ohio.
Community training is held once a month and Project DAWN representatives will gladly help anyone who calls for individual training.
Anyone wishing to have training and a free Narcan kit, that includes clubs or other organizations, can contact the Family Recovery Center at 740-283-4946 for its Steubenville location or 330-424-1468 for its Lisbon location.
For more information on Project DAWN, visit www.odh.ohio.gov/projectdawn.
The website also has a list of pharmacies in Ohio that provide Narcan kits, but there is a copay.
For more information on all of the other services that the Family Recovery Center and the services, it provides to those in the community struggling with addiction, visit familyrecovery.org.