Project DAWN Community Training & Naloxone Distribution
February 28, 2019 –
Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:30 to 6:30 PM
Boardman Township Government Center, Meeting Room
8299 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512
No pre-registration required, kits provided to the first 30 participants.
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is a community-based drug overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN provides take-home naloxone kits to the public free of charge. Naloxone is a medication that can block the effects of opioids. Naloxone can reverse an overdose from an opioid and save a life if given in time!
What is an Opioid?
Opioids are a group of drugs that includes prescription pain medications such as morphine, methadone, codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and buprenorphine. Vicodin®, Lortab®, Percocet®, OxyContin®, Dilaudid®, and Demerol® are common brand names of opioids. Heroin is also an opioid. Fentanyl is an opioid prescription medication that is often manufactured illegally and mixed with heroin or other street drugs.
Who should attend a Project DAWN training?
Any one who may be in contact with someone using an opioid that is at risk of an overdose.
WHAT do Participants receive training on?
• Identifying risk factors for opioid overdose
• Recognizing an overdose
• Calling emergency medical services
• Giving intranasal naloxone – take-home naloxone kit provided
• Monitoring the person until help arrives
Funding for the Mahoning County Project DAWN Program made possible through a partnership with the Mahoning County District Board of Health, Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board,
and the Ohio Department of Health.