Project Dawn Program

Project Dawn is an Ohio Department of Health funded program that we have implemented in our facility. We do a community training throughout the week at our facility.

Monday through Thursday 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 4pm

If you are unable to make those times we do individual/company trainings upon request.

Online Ordering

Just recently we have implemented an online ordering process which is accessible through our website www.familyrecovery.org. Access the link, watch the video, and we will mail you a kit upon completion of the paperwork.

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Project DAWN is named in memory of Leslie Dawn Cooper, who struggled with substance use disorder for many years before dying from a witnessed opioid overdose on Oct. 3, 2009. The first Project DAWN site was established in Leslie’s hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, in 2012. Since then, Project DAWN has expanded to a collective of more than 280 naloxone distribution sites that cover 72 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Naloxone (commonly known as NARCAN®) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin, illicit fentanyl, 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 one critical function: to prevent overdose death by reversing the effects of opioids. Naloxone is a safe, non-controlled drug and has no potential for abuse.

If naloxone is given to a person who is not experiencing an opioid overdose, it is harmless. If naloxone is administered to a person who is dependent on opioids, it will produce withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal, although uncomfortable, is not life-threatening.

Naloxone can be administered by trained laypersons, which can be helpful if a friend, family member, or other bystander witnesses a person overdosing.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states the effects of naloxone last for 30-90 minutes and may require additional doses to prevent a person from going back into overdose.

For further resources you can visit the state website.