Narcan -also called naloxone- is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug. When narcan is sprayed into the nose, it blocks the opioid’s effects on the brain and restores breathing temporarily. Narcan is not a substitute for emergency medical attention—911 should still be called. Narcan does not reverse overdoses caused by non-opioid drugs such as cocaine, alcohol, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepines.
Narcan kits are available through the Lorain County Project DAWN services. These kits can be given at no cost to a community member or anyone who believes that a loved one is at risk for an opioid overdose.
Pick up a narcan kit at:
Lorain County Public Health
9880 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH
Call (440) 322-6367 to make an appointment to get a Narcan kit. Narcan kits are available weekdays (excluding holidays) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Allow 20 minutes for your confidential educational session. For other Narcan pick-up locations, click here.
Learn more about how you can help:
Treatment services are available in Lorain County including: detoxification, withdrawal management, outpatient and residential treatment for men, women, and adolescents. An assessment will determine the level of care necessary to begin your journey towards recovery.
For a complete list of local drug treatment services, call the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service Board of Lorain County at (440) 282-9920.
Many support groups are available in Lorain County for opioid users and their families, such as:
Click here for additional support groups.