PICKAWAY – Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) received an upgrade for the law enforcement agencies in Pickaway County.
On May 23, 2019 the Pickaway County General Health District in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies received a more potent dose of naloxone. This medication will be distributed to Pickaway County law enforcement agencies as part of Project DAWN. This medication will allow law enforcement officers to deliver a more potent dose of NARCAN to assist a person whom is overdosing on opioids. Over the last year, law enforcement has seen an increase in the number of doses required to get a positive effect on those in overdose. This will allow officers to cut down on the number of doses needed to save the lives of those in overdose.
Since 2016, over 232 doses of naloxone have been distributed to Pickaway County law enforcement agencies through collaboration between the Pickaway County General Health District (grant recipient) and the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office (responsible for training and distribution to county law enforcement agencies) to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This has resulted in countless lives being saved. The law enforcement agencies of Pickaway County are committed to saving the lives of those effected by the opioid epidemic. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.