Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

703-383-8500
TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Executive Director

Overdose Safety Plan

Keep safe. Prevent overdose.

My Safety Plan

I know that abstinence (not using) is the only way to be sure I don't overdose. But if I relapse, I will take these precautions to prevent overdose:

    • I know that after not using for a while, my tolerance will be lower. So I will avoid using large amounts of opioids, benzodiazepines, and/or alcohol.
    • I will not use drugs and alcohol together and will not mix drugs (including prescribed drugs).
    • I will take my prescription medications as prescribed and will not abuse them.
    • I will be careful where I get my drugs. I know the strength of the drug may differ among dealers.
    • I will try not to use alone so that I always have someone near who can help me if I overdose.
    • I will participate and encourage others to participate in a Revive opioid overdose reversal training.
    • I will try not to use drugs by injection.
    • If I relapse, I agree to tell ____________________________________ and ask for help.
    • If I am in danger, or if someone I am with is in danger, I will call 911.