REVIVE!

Opioid overdoses have claimed many lives, and the Fredericksburg area has not been immune to the escalating opioid epidemic. In an effort to stem the rising tide of deaths, we now offer REVIVE! training.

The free training helps individuals learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose. Anyone who has a friend or relative using opioids should attend a training session. Each attendee will receive a free REVIVE! kit provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The kit includes the supplies needed to administer naloxone. The opioid antidote can be purchased at pharmacies without a prescription in Virginia.

The governor issued a standing order for naloxone after declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. This is because opioid addiction is ravishing the state. In 2016, 1,133 Virginians died from opioid overdoses, according to preliminary reports.

To register for an upcoming training or to learn more, contact Sherry Norton-Williams at 540/374-3337, ext. 102 or snorton@rappahannockareacsb.org. Please your name, email, date and location of the class you wish to attend. You could also register online

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services provides REVIVE! with help from the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health Professions, recovery community organizations, and other stakeholders.

 

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  publicinformation@rappahannockareacsb.org.  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

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