Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is a statewide initiative (Ohio). Lorain County has seen an increase in the number of opiate and heroin related deaths. Our project has three arms. Law Enforcement in the County are trained to administer naloxone and equipped with the medication. The Lorain County General Health District in partnership with the Elyria City Health District offers monthly clinics for distributing kits to those using opiates and their significant others. The LCADA Way(The LCADA Way) can provide their clients and with training on overdose prevention and naloxone kits. Project DAWN is a county-wide partnership and has generous support from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Each Nalaxone kit costs $35 and includes an educational DVD, reference card and other support from recovery coaches and SOLACE Lorain County.
IMPORTANT: Nalaxone can only be prescribed by a physician
The ADAS Board is accepting donations in memory of family members to ensure that anyone in need of a nalaxone kit can obtain one.
Tax Deductible Donations can be made to:
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County
c/o Project DAWN of Lorain County
4950 Oberlin Ave
Lorain, Ohio 44053