Project DAWN, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, is offering free one-hour training sessions at three Dayton Metro Library locations in January and February.
Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Each session will include training on recognizing the signs and symptoms of an overdose, distinguishing between different types of overdose, performing rescue breathing, calling emergency services and administering naloxone nasal spray.
Participants will receive a Project DAWN kit that includes two doses of naloxone to keep on hand.
The training sessions will take place at the following locations and times:
- 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at the Main Library Community Room 2a, 215 E. Third St. in Dayton.
- 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Miami Township branch, 2718 Lyons Rd.
- 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Huber Heights Branch, 6160 Chambersburg Rd.
The sessions are free but require advanced registration. Those interested can register online at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events or call 937-463-2665.
For more information on Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone), visit the Ohio Department of Health website.