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NARCAN® is a potentially lifesaving medication designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes. Since most opioid overdoses occur in the home and are most often witnessed, having a NARCAN® rescue kit nearby can make all the difference.

If someone you know takes opioids or prescription opioids, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone for pain, be prepared for a possible life-threatening opioid overdose emergency. Please see the Indication and Important Safety Information below.

Key Steps to Administering NARCAN® Nasal Spray

Follow this step-by-step guide to using NARCAN® Nasal Spray in the event of an opioid overdose:



Peel back the package to remove the device. Hold the device with your thumb on the bottom of the plunger and two fingers on the nozzle.



Place and hold the tip of the nozzle in either nostril until your fingers touch the bottom of the patient’s nose.


Press the plunger firmly to release the dose into the patient’s nose.

What is NARCAN® Nasal Spray?

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is to be given right away and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Get emergency medical help right away after giving the first dose of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, even if the person wakes up. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is safe and effective in children for known or suspected opioid overdose.

Important Safety Information

Who should not use NARCAN® Nasal Spray? Do not use NARCAN® Nasal Spray if you are allergic to naloxone hydrochloride or any of the ingredients in NARCAN® Nasal Spray.

What is the most important information I should know about NARCAN® Nasal Spray?

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid medicines. The medicine in NARCAN® Nasal Spray has no effect in people who are not taking opioid medicines. Always carry NARCAN® Nasal Spray with you in case of an opioid overdose.

  1. Use NARCAN® Nasal Spray right away if you or your caregiver think signs or symptoms of an opioid overdose are present, even if you are not sure, because an opioid overdose can cause severe injury or death. Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose may include:
    • Unusual sleepiness and you are not able to awaken the person with a loud voice or by rubbing firmly on the middle of their chest (sternum)
    • Breathing problems including slow or shallow breathing in someone difficult to awaken or who looks like they are not breathing
    • The black circle in the center of the colored part of the eye (pupil) is very small, sometimes called “pinpoint pupils,” in someone difficult to awaken
  2. Family members, caregivers, or other people who may have to use NARCAN® Nasal Spray in an opioid overdose should know where NARCAN® Nasal Spray is stored and how to give NARCAN® Nasal Spray before an opioid overdose happens.
  3. Get emergency medical help right away after giving the first dose of NARCAN® Nasal Spray. Rescue breathing or CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may be given while waiting for emergency medical help.
  4. The signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose can return after NARCAN® Nasal Spray is given. If this happens, give another dose after 2 to 3 minutes using a new NARCAN® Nasal Spray device and watch the person closely until emergency help is received.

Deterra is the solution for safe medication disposal

Deterra is on a mission to prevent drug abuse and protect our environment through safe, permanent disposal of unused prescription and over the counter medications. The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is the only product that is independently tested and scientifically proven to destroy drugs for good. Our patented, easy-to-use drug disposal system can be used at home or in a clinical setting to safely destroy unused or expired medications, making them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal in the normal trash.

Deterra Destroys Unused Medication in 3 Easy Ways

In three easy steps the Deterra Drug Activation System neutralizes drugs permanently, safe and quickly.

Deterra Destroys Medication step 1

Place Medication in Pouch

Open pouch and place unused medications inside.

Deterra Destroys Medication step 2

Fill Halfway with Water

Fill halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds. Foaming may occur.

Deterra Destroys Medication step 3

Seal, Shake & Dispose in Trash

Seal tightly, gently shake and dispose of in normal trash.

Deterra Drug Disposal Pouches Features and Benefits

  • Deterra is the only independently tested and scientifically proven drug disposal system that permanently deactivates pills, patches, liquids, creams and films.
  • The patented Deterra System uses activated carbon adsorption to render drugs inert and safe for disposal in the normal household trash.
  • Deterra’s plant-based packaging is USDA Certified, 50% or more bio-based and has earned the I’m green™ plastic certification.
  • Deterra deactivates all organic medications including opioids.
  • Deterra Pouches are manufactured in a factory built to LEED® Silver sustainable building guidelines on equipment powered by 100% wind-generated electrical energy.
  • Deterra Pouches are printed using expanded color gamut process printing to reduce ink consumption and waste production.
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Bayshore Counseling Services

Bayshore Counseling Services is an outpatient behavioral health agency that provides individual and group counseling services for Substance Use and Mental Health. We also provide Prevention services in various schools. We accept all insurances as well as a sliding fee scale for those without insurance in Ottawa County.

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Ohio State University Extension

Ohio State University Extension in Ottawa County focuses on improving the lives of Ohioans. We provide opportunities for youth through our 4-H positive youth development program, junior leadership, and other youth involvement activities. We also have an educational program for youth and adults on a variety of topics including health and wellness.

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Office

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has been an active member of the Drug-Free Collaborative since its inception, which has since been adopted by the Coalition. We work diligently to fight the opioid epidemic, knowing the effect it can have on our community and our citizens.

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Magruder Hospital

Magruder Hospital’s mission is Improving Lives Together, and we do that by partnering with other community groups and agencies to help people achieve their full potential of health and well-being.  We have resources to help people figure out their insurance and medical bills, we have staff who can help people find a primary care provider and we provide low cost health screenings each month.  We are here 24/7 to take care of people in their time of need and connect them with additional medical care when they need it.

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The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties

The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties is a volunteer Board made up of clients, family members, and other community leaders representing the counties it serves. The Board is the community mental health and addiction planning agency. Services include prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

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Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program

Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program provides information on domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual assault,  and legal options available to victims. The advocate accompanies survivors to court, provides information on protection orders available, provides support throughout the entire court process, assists with safety planning, conducts a lethality assessment, and links the survivor to other helpful community resources.


The Mobile Crisis Response Team

The Mobile Crisis Response Team responds to mental health and addiction crises throughout Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties. 

The Team works in cooperation with law enforcement, fire, and EMS to de-escalate persons in crisis.  Once situations are at a manageable level, the Team works with multiple mental health providers, addiction counselors and hospitals to find the most appropriate treatment. 

 Our contact information is 419 552 1254 to talk with initial dispatch navigation. Our main office is located at 2228 Hayes Ave Suite D, Fremont, Ohio 43420.

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Zepf Center

Zepf Center is a behavioral health organization specializing in problem gambling education, prevention, treatment and recovery;  and offers holistic wellness presentations & trainings with a focus on offering PAWS (Pet Assisted Wellness Services) as part of its unique & innovative services.  The Behavior Based Addition and Wellness Network of Northwest Ohio is a community Collaborative Strategy Unifying Responsible Gambling & Holistic Wellness Awareness, Prevention, Education, Intervention, Treatment & Recovery Services across Northwest Ohio and boasts participation from several Northwest Ohio agencies, schools, universities and communities in the area.

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Ottawa County Veterans Service Office

The mission of the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is to ensure and preserve the basic, human and constitutional rights and maintenance of the services, benefits, and entitlements due to any veteran or their dependent under law and to treat all veterans or their dependent with tolerance, compassion, dignity, and understanding.  We are the direct link between the veteran or dependent and the Department of Veterans Affairs which may provide compensation, pension, healthcare (which include a variety of therapy and treatment options), and other benefits.

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Ottawa County Family Advocacy

Ottawa County Family Advocacy – To provide compassionate support to children and families as they navigate the educational, social, and legal systems of our community.

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Stepping Up

Ottawa County has a Stepping Up Steering Committee. Stepping up is a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. For more information, visit or contact the Ottawa County Stepping Up Coordinator, Jaimee Prieur, at 419-734-7551.

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Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The mission of the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to inspire, empower, and support people and families to plan for, and achieve, their desired future.

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Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas

Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas operates three Specialized Dockets – Mental Health Court, Drug Court, and Veteran’s Court. These dockets are certified by the Ohio Supreme Court and overseen by Judge, Bruce Winters. These Specialized Dockets have a mission to promote recovery and reduce recidivism through a court-supervised treatment program.

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Joyful Connections

Our Mission: To give children and families a positive, nurturing experience in a safe, secure, and caring environment. The identified need was for a place where children could be kept safe and free from conflict while estranged or divorced parents exchanged children for visitations.
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Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office

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Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services

Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services provides a variety of mental health & substance use treatment for youth through adults, helping them find their strengths and learn skills to use in recovery. Treatment varies based on the individual’s needs and preferences, but may include individual counseling, family counseling, groups, IOP, mental health medications, MAT services, Vocational services, case management or other services. Firelands believes there is hope in recovery, and also provides 24-hour crisis service and, as requested, community educational programs about behavioral health issues.
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Thrive Peer Recovery Services

Thrive Peer Recovery Services provides mental health and substance use peer recovery services to self-identifying individuals in Ohio. Thrive Behavioral Health Center is the operating entity of Thrive Peer Support. Through our various programs and initiatives, we support people on their journey and enable them to achieve independence and long term recovery. We strive to be the gold standard of evidence-based peer support recovery and comprehensive continuing care.
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Ottawa County Family & Children First Council

Ottawa County Family & Children First Council is a partnership of local government, community members and families that enhances the well-being of Ottawa County’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families. Ottawa County’s FCFC’s vision is that every child in Ottawa County will feel safe and secure within a stable family.
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United Way 211

United Way 211 is a free and anonymous information and referral service available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County with a health or human service need.

Connect with our Community Resource Advisors 24/7 to get information about:

  • Food, Housing and Utility Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • And more!
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United Way in Ottawa County


Our staff and volunteers raise money for community needs right here in Ottawa County. From funding for after-school programs in Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools and Port Clinton City Schools, to developing and collaborating with partners –we are constantly striving to ensure ALL Ottawa County residents have what they need to succeed.