REVIVE! training to prevent opioid overdoses


Photo of contents of REVIVE kit

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.

Upcoming REVIVE Classes

Get a printable Revive training flier. Acrobat PDF file

Merrifield Center
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax
Room LL-419/425 Lower Level East [Get directions]
Advance registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP to Lauren Krause Nickum, 703-352-3431.

  • 9/12/17 – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
  • 10/3/17 – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
  • 11/14/17 – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
  • 12/5/17 – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

Gartlan Center
8119 Holland Road, Alexandria, Room 168 [Get directions]
Advance registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP to Natalie Holmes, 703-383-8408.

  • 9/13/17 – Wednesday, 5 p.m.
  • 10/25/17 – Wednesday, 1 p.m.
  • 11/29/17 – Wednesday, 5 p.m.
  • 12/27/17 – Wednesday, 1 p.m.

A New Beginning
4213 Walney Road, Chantilly, Gym
Advance registration required. Contact Miranda Gillespie, 703 502-7021 or Lisa Taylor, 703 502-7016.

  • Third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m.

Revive Training of Trainers

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 1-419/425 Lower Level East) [Get directions]. Registration is required for the Training of Trainers – register online or contact  Lauren Krause Nickum (703-352-3431) with questions.

Additional Classes

Additional classes are available locally through the Chris Atwood Foundation. For other training offerings throughout Virginia, visit the State's REVIVE! website.

More Information

Learn the physical and behavioral warning signs of opioid use.

Get more information about local efforts to prevent overdose deaths and where to get help for heroin / opioid dependence.

Who do I contact?

In emergency situations (24/7)

  • CSB Emergency Services
    703-573-5679   TTY 711
  • Fairfax Detoxification Center
    703-502-7000   TTY 703-322-9080
  • Call 911 for a life-threatening emergency

During business hours

  • CSB Entry & Referral Services
    703-383-8500     TTY 711

Printable Revive Training Flier Acrobat PDF file

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Tisha Deeghan, Executive Director

CSB Administrative Office
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836, Fairfax, VA 22035-1100
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