REVIVE! training to prevent opioid overdoses
The federal government now reports that more people die from drug overdoses each year than in car crashes. In Northern Virginia, heroin-related deaths increased 164 percent ( between 2011 and 2013). In Fairfax County, Fire and Rescue Department responded to 291 suspected heroin overdoses across the county (between 2011 and 2014). From 2013 to 2014, in Fairfax County, the number of deaths from heroin overdose doubled.
REVIVE! is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia that makes naloxone (Narcan®) available to lay rescuers to reverse opioid overdoses. Opioids include licit medications like hydrocodone and oxycodone, in addition to illicit drugs like heroin.
REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Each attendee also receives a free REVIVE! kit, which includes all the supplies needed to administer naloxone. The medication itself can be acquired at a pharmacy after completing the training. Attendees also receive a safety plan to help individuals prevent overdose if they relapse.
The Community Services Board has partnered with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Chris Atwood Foundation to launch Project REVIVE! in our community.
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax
Room LL-419 Lower Level East [Get directions]
Advance registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP to Lauren Krause, 703-383-8423.
- 7/18/17 – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
- 8/8/17 – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
8119 Holland Road, Alexandria, Room 168 [Get directions]
Advance registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP to Natalie Holmes, 703-383-8408.
- 8/9/17 – Wednesday, 1 p.m.
- Third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m.
Learn how to administer Naloxone and how to teach others to administer Naloxone. Participants who successfully complete the Training of Trainers class will be able to administer naloxone as well as train others to administer naloxone.
Training of Trainers sessions are held at the Merrifield Center (8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax VA 22031, Room 1-419 Lower Level East) [Get directions]. Registration is required for the Training of Trainers – register online or contact Lauren Krause with questions.
- 6/20/17, Tuesday – Training of Trainers from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.