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Prevent Opioid Overdoses-Project Dawn


Emergency or crisis issues for substance abuse or addiction should be handled through this 24-hour hotline:

Prevent Opioid Overdoses - We can with Narcan

Narcan - also called naloxone - is a medicine that may reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (Percocet, Vicodin, morphine, Demerol, heroin, Oxycontin). Narcan blocks the effect of the opioid on the brain and can help a person start breathing again. Narcan is an emergency medicine that may reverse the effects of an opioid, however additional medical care is needed - call 911 immediately. Narcan does not reverse overdoses caused by non-opioid drugs like cocaine, alcohol, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines.

Narcan rescue kits are available through the Lorain County Project Dawn services. LCPH provides kits at no cost to community partners and residents that want a naloxone rescue kit.  We are taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of Lorain County residents and staff.  We will continue to meet the needs of our clients.

Pick up a Narcan rescue kit at:
Lorain County Public Health
9880 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, Ohio

Narcan rescue kits are available weekdays (excluding holidays) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. by appointment (call 440-322-6367) or walk-in. Allow 20 minutes for a confidential educational session.  View a list of other Narcan pick-up locations..

Online Mail Order Program: Get a Narcan rescue kit delivered to the address you provide:

Pick up a medication safe or disposal bag at:
Lorain County Public Health
9880 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, Ohio
Weekdays (excluding holidays) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 440-322-6367 or walk-in.

Medication safes keep your controlled substances and prescriptions safe with a combination lock or lock and key.

Store your prescription pain medications safely:

  • Disposal bags are used to properly throw away prescriptions you no longer need.
  • Store your medication in the original container and out of sight.
  • Keep medication in a locked container, drug-safe cabinet, or drawer-and out of reach of children and pets.
  • If you have leftover medication, safely dispose of the remaining pills. 

Get treatment for an opioid addiction

Treatment services available in Lorain County include: detoxification, withdrawal management, and outpatient and residential treatment for men, women and teens. An assessment determines the level of care needed to start your journey towards recovery.

To find local drug treatment services, call the Navigator at 440-240-7025, or visit the Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board online at mharslc.org.

Find Support

If you have no choice but to use alone, call 800-484-3731. An operator will stay on the line while you use, and they will contact emergency services if you become unresponsive. More information at NeverUseAlone.com.

Many support groups are available in Lorain County for drug users and their families. Groups include: