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Prevent Opioid Overdoses-Project Dawn

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Emergency or crisis issues for substance abuse or addiction should be handled through this 24-hour hotline:
440-989-4900

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:

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.

For a complete list of local drug treatment services, call the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service Board of Lorain County at 440-282-9920.

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: