Project Outreach is a collaboration of Public Safety Agencies and Healthcare Providers created to respond to the ever growing number of opiate overdoses. Twice a month, Project Outreach hosts a drop in center.
These centers host health care providers who assist with treatment options and train and distribute Narcan for free. Narcan, also know as Naloxone is the medication used by medical professionals to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The Drop In Centers are open to everyone. They provide information about treatment options as well as information about supportive resources. The setting provides a unique opportunity to have the undivided attention of a healthcare worker who specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders. They will explain the science of addiction, discuss treatment options, and offer other valuable resources to family members.