Improve Overall Health and Well-being and Reduce Premature Death

Naloxone Kits Distributed (Annually)


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Why Is This Important?

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin, fentanyl, or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing.

Ohio’s network of opioid education and naloxone distribution programs is called Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone). Program participants receive a take-home naloxone kit and training on:

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Distinguishing between different types of overdose
  • Performing rescue breathing
  • Calling emergency medical services
  • Administering intranasal naloxone
Story Behind the Curve

LCHD distributes Naloxone kits and provides training at no charge to Licking County residents who there is reason to believe is experiencing or at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, or a family member, friend, or other person in a position to assist an individual who there is reason to believe is at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose.

Kits are paid for through grants from state and local funders including the Ohio Department of Health, United Way of Licking County, and Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties.

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