Overdoses can happen in unexpected situations – a social gathering, a school event, with a friend or family member, or other community event. You may not know that someone is at risk of overdose. Stigma prevents many who use drugs from telling others. Do you know how to help someone who has overdosed on opioids?
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is offering a free online REVIVE! classes that will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to potentially save a life during an opioid overdose emergency.
During this 60-minute virtual class, you will learn:
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.
- How to administer naloxone nasal spray to potentially reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
- What to do and not do when responding.
In order to access the online class, you will need:
- A smart phone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer equipped with a camera, microphone and speakers.
- Zoom video meetings conferencing software, available for free download.
Registration will be confirmed via email, including course log-in instructions for Zoom and additional registration instructions.
Upon completion of the online training, residents of Fairfax County and Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church will receive the REVIVE! kit (two CPR mouth barriers, vinyl gloves, stickers, instruction card) and/or no-cost naloxone.
If you would like more information on how to obtain naloxone in your region, or outside the Fairfax-Falls Church area, please contact the Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention Team.
Support for this program is from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services.
Contact for news media inquiries: Lisa Flowers, Communications Director, 571-474-5435 (cell) or 703-324-7006 (office).