Implementation of Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) in Ohio's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals (Video Conference)

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[Editor's Note: Consult the "Supporting Materials" section at the bottom of this page for more information that is related to this training.]

This event is a video conference that will broadcast from Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare in Northfield, Ohio, to multiple sites around the state.  CEUs and CMEs will be offered for this training.


Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is an opiate overdose reversal program that began in Cuyahoga County in March of 2013.  In the fall of 2013, Project DAWN was expanded and began to be implemented at Ohio's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals, beginning at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare (NBH) in Northfield. This presentation will provide participants with information about the nasal naloxone kits and how to use them. Additionally there will be a description and preliminary data regarding the implementation of Project DAWN in an inpatient setting at NBH.  Finally there will be a discussion of how pending state legislation will change the way nasal naloxone programs are administered around the state.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to ...

  • Describe how nasal naloxone reverses opioid overdoses and list the proper way to utilize the Project DAWN kit.
  • Review the current implementation and preliminary data of Project DAWN at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare.
  • Discuss pending legislation at the state level that will change the way nasal naloxone programs are administered in Ohio.


  • Dr. Muhammad Momen
  • Dr. Joan Papp
  • Alan Pires


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Ohio Naloxone Policy

Ohio House Bill (H.B.) 170 makes significant changes to naloxone distribution in Ohio. The PDF documents below summarize these changes.

H.B. 170 Bill Summary by  Brian D. Malachowsky 

H.B 170 Naloxone Distribution

Project DAWN | Resource Page

Visit the Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) resource page on the website of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

Recommended Reading

Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, & Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD (2014). Confronting the Stigma of Opioid Use Disorder—and Its Treatment. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). April 9, 2014, v311, n14, p1393-1394.


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February 14, 2014
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February 10, 2014 (11:59 PM) EST
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