Opioids: What You Can Do

Be Aware & Share

We need your help to fight this crisis as a community. Here are a few ways you can make a difference.

You may visit the main Opioids topic page for more general information and Opioids: How to Get Help.

Emergency / Overdose

Call or text 9-1-1 if the situation is immediately life-threatening. Our Fire and Rescue personnel carry medication that can prevent death from an opioid overdose. 

Our Detox Diversion Outreach team responds to police and community requests to intervene at the scene of a potential arrest. Available 3 p.m.-1 a.m. daily; call 703-502-7000.

Prevent an Overdose; Take Action Today
More Resources

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The Fairfax Prevention Coalition is a community partnership working together to combat substance misuse in our community

The coalition includes parents, youth, schools, healthcare providers, government agencies, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, media, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and volunteers.

Check out or join the coalition to:

  • Learn more about local prevention efforts.
  • Sign up for monthly updates.
  • Attend meetings and workgroups to help develop and implement solutions.
Be Aware & Share on Social Media

Be Aware & Share on Social Media

Our Opioids Communications Toolkit provides images and videos in multiple languages for you to share with friends and community partners.

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