Opiate/Heroin Overdose Prevention
Project Dawn (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone)
Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on:
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose
Distinguishing between different types of overdose
Performing rescue breathing
Calling emergency medical services
Administering intranasal Naloxone
What is Naloxone?
Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. Naloxone has been used safely by emergency medical professionals for more than 40 years and has only this one critical function: to reverse the effects of opioids in order to prevent overdose death. Naloxone has no potential for abuse.
For more information about Project Dawn and Naloxone Kits: